ferns Brian Adam eyeglasses and other jeweller                                
handmade eyeglasses and jewellery ... Oct 2008                                             ... since 1981

www.adam.co.nz > studio
The Jewellery Studio

I live ... in a rainy foresty area of Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand. I work here alongside Ruth Baird in a studio workshop we built ourselves behind our house... The jewellery studio is in a beautiful part of Titirangi 20 minutes from Auckland city, and surrounded by kowhai, kanuka bush, mamaku tree ferns, cabbage trees, and mixed border NZ bush Waitakere City Reserve land. It's a unique studio setting, hence the title 'Bush Jewellery'...Ruth and I work here fulltime making our different lines of jewellery, occasionally glancing out at the view ...


The two of us have worked here together since 1979, and we have 2 jewellers helping us out 1 day a week.
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[ask about working here parttime ...]


Renovations 2001 Solid oak benchtop 6.3m (21ft), cadmium yellow walls, red seats, dove grey cabinets. Renovations completed March 2001. Cabinetmaker: Nye Carnell, Auckland New Zealand.
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I teach ...

at our studio workshop, maximum student no: 6.
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[Bush Jewellery Classes ...]


'Street Jewellery' A lot of people want to have a go at making jewellery, but they don't manage to get along to the classes. Well this is a session where in 1 hour! you can make a silver ring...
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We built ...

a deck recently, drilling holes in the ground, cementing in the posts, laying 100x100 bearers and 100x50 joists. All we needed were the stairs:


I drew up some nice stair stringers and Ruth finished off the sawing:

November '02

we finished ...

front of studio



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Brian and Ruth
Brian and Ruth at Fingers Gold Celebrations in 1999.
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Photos taken on a rainy winter day: Fri, 08 Jul 05
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From the studio the house is very close.
The french doors in this view belong to the
guest bedroom (see below)
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Part of the house lounge.
Ruth and Marlo on a sofa.
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The house kitchen on a normal day.
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The bathroom and raised double-ended bath.
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The guest room has lately been taken over
with our 2 year-old grandson's requirements.
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Brian Adam and Ruth Baird           www.adam.co.nz/studio Auckland, NEW ZEALAND


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