Jasmine Clark grew up at Kare Kare beach near Auckland. Being part of a large creative family, Jasmine learned from an early age to make things from materials surrounding the beach which she adored. From this love of crafting from natural materials, Jasmine went on to formalise her art education by gaining her Bachelors Degree in Three Dimensional Design.
A class in Maori Flax Weaving saw her further develop the process into the work that she is now known for. Her sculptures are materially driven, using bull kelp, flax, willow, wire and other more locally sourced materials.
Jasmine is an award winning artist and has held two solo exhibitions and numerous group ones. Her recent awards were in the 2016 Arrowtown Autumn Festival and she was a finalist in the 2017 Arts Gold Award Exhibition in Alexandra. Her works also hand on the walls of some notable art collectors.
Jasmine is a busy mother to two boys and lives in Arrowtown where she has been entrenched in local community life for the last ten years.
hand woven kelp