Shauna Maybe is an established contemporary jeweler and maker. She completed her Masters with Distinction in the Fine Art and Design at the University of South Australia in 2006 and completed a two year intensive Associateship at the Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design. She completed an Australia Council’s national mentoring program with eminent contemporary jeweler Julie Blyfield. She has worked for several years as a lecturer in the Jewellery department at the Tasmanian Polytechnic, and as a commercial jeweler in Hobart where she resides.
For over a decade Shauna Mayben has explored notions of love, sentimentality, history and the human story through her work. Reoccurring elements include vessels, keepsakes and the preservation of ‘non valuable’ items that are a touchstone to a precious place, person or memory. In the past this has included the use of hair, photographs, and old family objects.