Lives and works in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
Lola is one of Australia's most respected shell necklace makers. With over 16 years of experience, Lola has experimented with many new ways of cleaning, polishing and finishing shell necklaces. Lola first started her designs with larger shells and set out to take a different approach to shell necklace making. Each of Lola's pieces is unique and she skilfully matches the available shells to set the pattern used in the necklace. Small differences in the shells create new patterns, which can give outstanding results for collectors.
Lola regularly drives the short distance to the beaches where she collects, washes and dries the many thousands of shells that she uses to create her exquisite shell necklaces. Some of the rarer shells, such as the Marieener, Rice and Toothy shells, can only be collected from Flinders Island where she lived for many years.
Lola's work has been exhibited widely throughout Australia including the 2000 Adelaide Biennial Exhibition Beyond the Pale at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Her work is represented in state, national and private collections including Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Campbelltown Gallery, NSW, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
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