Brooch sterling silver hand crafted Honeyeater.
Beautifully designed by Tony Kean, Craftsman, Jeweller and Sculptor. Tony taught art and craft in secondary schools for over 20 years. Since 1979 his workmanship has developed a beautiful range of jewellery, sculpture and utilitarian items which capture the essence of Australia’s landscape and it’s unique birds and animals. In that time he has earned a reputation as a sensitive designer and master craftsman, maintaining rigid control over the quality of his work and the quantity which the workshop produced.
With fine attention to detail he captures the charm of the Platypus and the graceful lines of the native Gumleaf. The country’s abundant natural resources are utilized in Tony’s designs, pebbles and stones washed smooth by oceans and rivers form the bases for many of his small sculptures.
Over the years Tony has become an artistic ambassador for Australia. His work has been presented to international visitors by the Commonwealth and State Governments as well as being presented by Australia’s Prime Minister when travelling overseas on official visits.
In the very important area of gift giving, the discerning gift giver can find in Tony’s work many of the characteristics which go into making up that special gift – a very personal, individual expression in design, fresh and unique articles and a reflection of personally controlled high standards of hand craftsmanship – the human touch.