Mieke van Dam

After being born and raised in Wanganui, Mieke van Dam made her way to London in the early 1980’s where she continued her career in biomedical science at a variety of teaching hospitals. However, Mieke believed she had always been an artist at heart and so found time to train in silversmithing and jewellery design at the Sir John Cass School of Art, graduating with a Diploma in Art and Design in 1990.

“I seek to create unique pieces of jewellery that are both stylish and wearable, specialising in the fabrication of handmade silver beads, often in combination with natural materials such as New Zealand paua shell, New Zealand native wood and freshwater pearls.”