About Andy Lowrie
Andy Lowrie is an art jeweller from Brisbane, QLD, Australia. He is currently based in Tuscaloosa, AL, USA.
Andy graduated from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University with a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours, majoring in Jewellery and Small Objects in 2011. In 2012 he founded Bench, a contemporary jewellery studio, with fellow graduates, Katie Stormonth, Clare Poppi and Shanna Muston. Bench maintains a studio space in Brisbane which has grown to accomodate jewellers, Nellie Peoples and Emma Clippingdale, and the group works together internationally to produce and present contemporary jewellery events.
Andy has exhibited in Australia, China, the United States and Canada. In 2016 he interned for Tanel Veenre in Estonia, held his first solo exhibition, Sentinels & Spectres, at Artisan in Brisbane and was awarded first place in the annual juried exhibition at Brooklyn Metal Works, titled Forget Them.
The focus of Andy's practice is the creation of wearable objects that embrace and challenge existing ideas of art, craft and design.