the book


A substantial book called HANDSHAKE – 12 contemporary jewellers meet their hero is available from your local jewellery bookseller (eg Yellow Chrome bookshop, Charon Kranson, Fingers gallery). This 112-page book has a collection of mentees’ notes, as well as statements and work images from their two years’ apprenticeship. It features work and images from the mentees and mentors, essays from Benjamin Lignel (biographies of the 12 mentors plus an essay), Mary-Jane Duffy (mentee and mentor questionnaire texts), Raewyn Walsh (essay about historical connections to learning processes and systems in NZ context), Andrea Wagner (mentor reception introduction text), Sharon Fitness (mentee reception text), with an introduction to the project and essays by Heather Galbraith, Dean of Massey University, Wellington, NZ.


Edited by: Peter Deckers & Mary-Jane Duffy

design by Beck Bliss

Photo editing: Peter Deckers

Enquiries, orders and PR


PO Box 40865, Upper Hutt

Wellington 5140

New Zealand

+64 4 526 6795

Advance Copies

Please request an advance copy from the above address

Buyers’ Guide

RRP: NZ $40.00

ISBN: 978-0-473-22701-2

Size: 240mm(h) x 170mm (w)

Pages: 112

Illustr: 160+ colour images

Format: paperback

Category: general non-fiction

HANDSHAKE front and side lap Benjamin Lignell  page Andrea Wagner page Iris Eichenberg page Jess Winchombe page Kristin D’Agostino page

7 March 2013 13.30 h Messegelände München, Halle B1/939,
Book launch, HANDSHAKE, 12 Contemporary Jewellers connect with their Heroes, Artists’ and Curator’s talk

View the full book (pdf)



Many thanks Creative NZ   for supporting  the HANDSHAKE book venture


Many thanks Whitireia NZ for supporting  the HANDSHAKE book venture


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  1. Pingback: the handshake project | tara locklear jewelry

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