Tatjana Panyoczki, a contemporary jewellery designer and maker, grew up in Europe where she trained as a wig designer and make-up artist. In 1993 she moved to New Zealand and studied 3D design at Unitec in Auckland.
Simplicity and minimalism are key factors in her work, repetitions of a simple form, which are found in everyday life. Observing the way things meet, join and how they relate to each other is one important source of inspiration.
Tatjana also calls herself an object designer. She pushes and explores the boundaries of jewellery and its connotations, while always maintaining a relationship to the body.
Her work is exhibited in New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Since 1999 Tatjana lives with her husband and son in Northland, New Zealand.