I am a designer and maker working at the nexus of art and design. I live and work in Adelaide, South Australia. My aim when designing is to combine well-crafted process with the efficiency and good sense of available industry to produce work that makes a contribution to contemporary craft and design. I want objects to be able to capture a sense of delight in people. I believe a thing can do this in very pure and simple ways, through its physicality; its texture and weight; its spatial relationship; through its form and function, or via a covert narrative that can be referred to in its physical presence and yet remain elusive. I am driven by the collective energy of makers and designers everywhere.
I originally trained in object and jewellery design at Sydney College of the Arts in the 1990's and in 2003 I was awarded a Master of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney. My practice now encompasses jewellery, sculpture, furniture and industrial design process. I am currently the creative director of the JamFactory Jewellery & Metal Studio, Adelaide, South Australia, a position that I have held since 2009. In this role I design and manage the manufacture of beautiful and useful things that contribute to the JamFactory product range, work as lead designer and project manager on bespoke commissioned works and oversee a workshop education program. I am responsible for the development of the emerging designers that make up the team of the Jewellery & Metal Studio and contribute to training across a broad and demanding two-year program. I also work constantly within own practice developing new work for clients and also on the speculative research and development that drives everything else I do. Contact me directly for all enquires.
CHRISTIAN HALL | 19 Morphett St, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000 | firstname.lastname@example.org