Christopher Robertson

Christopher Robertson was born in 1957 and spent his formative years in Norseman Western Australia. It is an area noted for its biodiversity - particularly for species of eucalypts, numerous salt lakes and a shrubby, at times a beautifully patterned, carpet - like landscape. 

 

As a jeweller Christopher is known for his explorations of traditional techniques of inlay, fish-roe technique and punch perforating for surface investigation. He then uses these investigations as a means to draw landscape as an integrated metaphor of relationship and intimacy - as adornment/jewellery for the body. The use of stainless steels as a base metal for inlay and subsequent heat and acid treatments with oxidisation is innovative and unique, producing a contrary materiality at times more akin to fabric itself. 

 

Christopher holds a BA in Craft from Curtin University and a Masters Degree in Furniture Design from the Royal College of Art in London. Works in furniture, jewellery and hollowware are held in major public collections in Australia including the National Gallery of Australia. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work including a Grand Prize for Cutlery Design in Japan and exhibits internationally.  

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Sofa, ‘32˚ 00’ 51.34” S 121˚ 46’ 38.39” E’ (2009-2017) wood, stainless steel, steel springs, hair, jute, hemp, cotton wadding, hand-woven wool and silk fabrics by Jennifer Robertson. Small side table, Stainless steel, mountain ash, acrylic coated RPR. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

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Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Sofa, ‘32˚ 00’ 51.34” S 121˚ 46’ 38.39” E’ (2009-2017) wood, stainless steel, steel springs, hair, jute, hemp, cotton wadding, hand-woven wool and silk fabrics by Jennifer Robertson. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Sofa, ‘32˚ 00’ 51.34” S 121˚ 46’ 38.39” E’ (2009-2017) wood, stainless steel, steel springs, hair, jute, hemp, cotton wadding, hand-woven wool and silk fabrics by Jennifer Robertson. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Sofa, ‘32˚ 00’ 51.34” S 121˚ 46’ 38.39” E’ (2009-2017) wood, stainless steel, steel springs, hair, jute, hemp, cotton wadding, hand-woven wool and silk fabrics by Jennifer Robertson. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Sofa, ‘32˚ 00’ 51.34” S 121˚ 46’ 38.39” E’ (2009-2017) wood, stainless steel, steel springs, hair, jute, hemp, cotton wadding, hand-woven wool and silk fabrics by Jennifer Robertson. Small low table, stainless steel, ebonized eucalypt, acrylic coated RFR. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Small low tables: Stainless steel, mountain ash, acrylic coated RPR. Stainless steel, ebonized eucalypt, acrylic coated RFR. Stainless steel, hoop pine, acrylic coated RFR. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Sofa detail, Small low table, stainless steel, machined + hand carved, red ash. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Small low table, stainless steel, machined + hand carved, red ash. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Small low table, stainless steel, machined + hand carved, red ash. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Small low table, stainless steel, machined + hand carved, red ash. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Stainless steel, hoop pine, acrylic coated RFR. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Stainless steel, hoop pine, acrylic coated RFR. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Stainless steel, mountain ash, acrylic coated RPR. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Small low tables: Stainless steel, ebonized eucalypt, acrylic coated RFR. Stainless steel, mountain ash, acrylic coated RPR. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Small low tables: Stainless steel, ebonized eucalypt, acrylic coated RFR. Photo: The Robertson's Photography

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Hollow tableware, monel, fine silver and stainless steel. Photo: Christopher Robertson.

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Hollow tableware, oxidized monel, and stainless steel. Photo: Christopher Robertson.

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Hollow tableware, monel, fine silver and stainless steel. Photo: Christopher Robertson.

Christopher Robertson
Christopher Robertson

Hollow tableware, monel, fine silver and stainless steel. Photo: Christopher Robertson.