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PHILISA ZIBI

Jeweller

A graphic sensibility and carefully practiced eye for interesting metal combinations have put Philisa Zibi’s Ma’art Jewellery line on the map, with it featuring on major creative platforms around the world including International Jewellery London.

Zibi made her mark on the creative scene with a range of silver spoons she created for The Collection Studio in Port Elizabeth, and was one of Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives in 2013. Now she’s producing covetable jewellery in between completing a degree in Jewellery Design and Manufacture at the University of Johannesburg.

‘Craft is critical in my practice,’ Zibi says, adding that she explores her past and the skills passed down to her through generations in her work. ‘To me, great art is enhanced by the skill of craft, which is why I’m always learning new techniques and strengthening those I already know. Craft has its roots in indigenous cultures: it depicts rituals, practices and technical advancements that have been developed by societies throughout centuries. Through craft, my work

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