Portrait for 2020 NZIA presidents Award


Fiona Christeller  B.Arch. FNZIA. BAppA.

My main focus is contemporary jewellery and small object making, having graduated BAppA  (Applied Visual Arts majoring in contemporary jewellery) from Whitireia NZ.

A major influence in this work is my lifelong career as an architect. It is inspired by current social issues and personal identity. I combine traditional jewellery techniques, precious and architectural materials and an understanding of form and proportion to create small-scale work.

I have been an architect, running my own practice, for over thirty years and have experience in a full range of architectural work from big commercial projects to designing individual items of furniture. I aim to provide high-quality design, while respecting my client’s needs, their budget and the environment.

During 2020 I was honoured for my career achievements. Firstly being one of 5 finalists in the 2020 Architecture+Women Chrystall Excellence Award and secondly being given one of 4 NZIA President’s Awards. Architecture Now


Please feel free to contact me to commission or buy work, or to have a chat.

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