About Our Work


About Our Work

Australian Landscape Jewellery is the distinctive vision of two Australian artists: artisan jeweller and silversmith Suzette Watkins and photographer Mike Fewster.

From their home base in Adelaide they travel throughout Australia, interpreting its unique landscape from sweeping vistas to intricate details in unique pairings of jewellery and photography.

Each gift-boxed piece of jewellery includes Mike's photo of that place. 

In Alice Springs, Central Australia, Suzette was the Director of the Alice Springs Arts Precinct and Mike was a secondary school teacher. Retirement loomed. 

In her rare spare time, Suzette made jewellery pieces as gifts for friends, while observing the colours of the MacDonnell Ranges. Mike had been an avid photographer since teenage years. He added a photo of the scenes Suzette had been looking at when she made the pieces. The idea for Australian Landscape Jewellery was born.

When we returned to Adelaide after seven years in the Centre, Suzette went back to college and became a qualified silversmith. Mike had the excuse he always wanted to upgrade his camera gear

Now we hunt for landscape sites that stir our joint creative instincts. Each piece of jewellery is an impression of a place or feature from a landscape. Colours, shapes, textures, changing light, whatever. Our responses differ with different scenes. Sunrise has become our favourite time of day.

Sometimes different versions of a place are recorded in different lights or seasons. It feeds both of our passions and we have a lot of fun.  

To keep our vision fresh, we travel almost every year, camping in out-of the way spots as well as more travelled areas. The immense distances and never-ending landscape are part of the fascination.  


Light is what Mike captures in his deeply evocative photographs, interpreting the land in all its guises.

Suzette’s jewellery is a visceral response to that landscape, the colours and the light, bringing the same view into an entirely new focus. Today our work reflects locations from all over Australia but the focal point remains the Red Centre to which we return again and again.

While we have a passion for Central Australia and its people, we are also inspired by some overseas locations. Explore the Elsewhere category. 


Suzette has created a number of collections which showcase a specific aspect of our work: Outback, The Sea, Urban, Elsewhere, Special Editions, Commissions etc. Her jewellery is sold in fine craft galleries, Museums and shops across Australia.

Commissions: We are finding that an increasing number of customers also like to become involved with what we do. If you have a special place, talk to us about it and we can work with you to realise that place in jewellery.