DESIGNER & MAKER
Karina Leddin is the designer and maker of all Mångata jewellery pieces. She first started making jewellery in 2010 while living in Peru. She met a local artisan who taught her macramé and for the next few years she obsessively made jewellery while she continued her travels. She developed her own style and eventually found herself in Thailand undertaking a short silversmithing course.
In 2015 she returned to Australia where she completed an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery & Object Design at Melbourne Polytechnic. In her graduation year she was awarded the AJS award.
In 2017 Karina along with three other Melbourne jewellers took part in Radiant Pavilion, a Contemporary Jewellery and Object Biennial that brings together over 200 leading and emerging Australian and international artists across Melbourne presented by Craft.
She is an accredited member of Craft.
AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS
2018 Certificate IV in Small Business Management.
2016 Advanced Diploma of Jewellery & Object Design – Melbourne Polytechnic.
Accredited Membership at Craft.
2016 Australian Jewellery Suppliers Award – Open Category.
Exhibitions & Competitions
2019 Xmas Pop Up, Kinross Arts Centre, Toorak.
2018 ‘PIN8’ brooch exhibition, ANCA Gallery.
2017 Radiant Pavilion ‘Inhabit’ Exhibition presented by Craft.
2017 ‘Botanica’ Exhibition – Incube8r Gallery, Fitzroy.
2017 Melbourne Polytechnic Jewellery Auction Donating Artist.
2016 ‘Flux’ Graduate Exhibition at Northcote Town Hall – Melbourne Polytechnic.
2016 Melbourne Cufflink Competition – Lord Coconut.
2019 Featured Artist - GT Magazine, October 26 Issue
2019 Featured Artist - Community Update, City of Greater Geelong
2017 Featured Artist part of ‘Flux’ Graduate Exhibition – Jewellery World Magazine, March issue.