Studio 20/17 was born out of a passion to share with the wider community a love of contemporary jewellery, and the meaning and connection that a handcrafted and unique piece of jewellery can embody. This belief in the vitality and importance of contemporary crafted objects and art in the world has inspired us to create two unique creative spaces.
These two spaces have evolved as an extension of the original passions of the founding directors, Melanie Ihnen and Bridget Kennedy.
Studio 20/17 Atelier is located in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Melanie works at the bench in this intimate creative space, specialising in limited edition collections, bespoke commissions and commitment, wedding and engagement rings. Melanie continues to offer private jewellery tuition and represent a specially curated selection of Australian contemporary jewellery makers.
Located in North Sydney, Studio 20/17 Project Space, reflects Bridget’s continuing passion for community activation with an ongoing exhibition and workshop program, a commitment to represent a broad range of jewellery artists, personal mentoring, and her workshop where she makes bespoke jewellery, wedding, engagement and commitment rings.