Rose Pickernell is a Wellington-based practising jeweller. In 2021 Rose moved south to complete a degree specialising in contemporary jewellery at the Otago Polytechnic. Her work walks the line between the brutality of material and beauty of function. Rose comes from a lineage of skilled makers and being raised by a blacksmith has heavily influenced her choice of materials and the force with which she approaches the making of her work. Rose explores the joys of decontextualising traditionally masculine trade and materials.