John Z Robinson

John Z Robinson

  • Biography

    I come from Foxton in the Manawatu. I left school at 17 to take up an apprenticeship with K M Wilson Jewellers in Palmerston North.
    After completion I worked in a number of unrelated fields before starting at the Dunedin Polytech Art School in the late 1970’s, to study painting. This was a three year course after which I moved to Kaitangata.
    In the mid 1990’s, living back in Dunedin again, my interest in jewellery was re ignited after a visit to Lure Jewelley Workshop. In 1999 I started my own workshop and painting studio in the same Stuart Street building as Lure.
    I am essentially a modernist, in as much as I strive for clean and simple lines. Over-decoration and formality I try to avoid. Gold alloys and sterling silver are my metals of choice.
    Casual, comfortable and well-crafted is our motto.

Showing 1–60 of 89 artworks

John Z Robinson

Enamel earrings (6457), 2022
Sterling silver and enamel $295.00

John Z Robinson

Enamel earrings (6456), 2022
Sterling silver and enamel $295.00

John Z Robinson

Enamel earrings (6455), 2022
Sterling silver and enamel $295.00

John Z Robinson

Enamel earrings (6454), 2022
Sterling silver and enamel $295.00

John Z Robinson

Enamel earrings (6453), 2022
Sterling silver and enamel $295.00

John Z Robinson

Candle Snuffer (6400), 2022
Sterling Silver $575.00

John Z Robinson

Stg. Silver bangle (6426), 2021
Sterling silver - 4cm wide $625.00

John Z Robinson

Snow Flake obsidian earrings (6385), 2021
Sterling silver and obsidian $425.00

John Z Robinson

Large Green Chalcedony ring (6408), 2021
Sterling silver and green chalcedony size Q $695.00

John Z Robinson

Stg. Silver neckpiece (6129), 2021
Sterling Silver $575.00

John Z Robinson

Near Olrig (Rail Trail) brooch, 2019
enamel on sterling solver $400.00

John Z Robinson

Carnelian Ring (6205), 2021
sterling silver and carnelian stone $475.00

John Z Robinson

Enamel (Flowers) Pendant (6305), 2021
Sterling silver and enamel $450.00

John Z Robinson

C shaped bangle - notched (6273), 2020
Sterling Silver $475.00

John Z Robinson

Diamond earrings (6232), 2020
stg. silver /18ct gold and diamond (weight 0.11ct F/VS) $775.00

John Z Robinson

Citrine earrings (6218), 2020
stg. silver /18ct gold and citrine $485.00

John Z Robinson

Sapphire earrings (6194), 2020
stg. silver /18ct gold and Thailand sapphire $795.00

John Z Robinson

Notched Bangle (6223), 2020
stg. silver $475.00

John Z Robinson

Sapphire (6156), 2020
stg. silver and 18 ct. gold $1,125.00

John Z Robinson

Turquoise (6210), 2020
stg. silver and 18 ct. gold $875.00

John Z Robinson

Ruby Earrings (5869), 2019
Sterling silver and 18ct gold with ruby stone $495.00

John Z Robinson

Shield cufflinks, 2018
Sterling Silver $300.00

John Z Robinson

Malachite cufflinks, 2018
sterling silver and malachite $375.00

John Z Robinson

Citrine Ring (6136), 2019
Sterling silver with 18ct gold and faceted Citrine gemstone Sold

John Z Robinson

Sampler Chain (6431), 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Stg. Silver Chain, small link (6428), 2021
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Chain (6381), 2021
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Stg. Silver necklace (6402), 2021
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Stg. Silver bracelet (heavy) (6407), 2021
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Large Blue Chalcedony ring (6409), 2021
Sterling silver and green chalcedony size R1/2 Sold

John Z Robinson

Stg. Silver charm bracelet with coffee bean charm(5159), 2021
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Stg. Silver chain "Otepoti"(6342), 2021
Sterling silver with "Otepoti" engraved on a link. Sold

John Z Robinson

Stg. Silver hoop earrings (2750), 2021
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Stg. Silver and Sapphire Ring (6390), 2021
Sterling silver and Sapphire Sold

John Z Robinson

Amber Ring (6189), 2021
sterling silver and amber Sold

John Z Robinson

Sampler chain (6295), 2021
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Tui Brooch - "CLYDE", 2019
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Duck Brooch #5242, 2018
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Tui variation brooch, 2017
stg silver /24ct gold Sold

John Z Robinson

Aeroplane Brooch - Friendship
stg silver Sold

John Z Robinson

C shaped bangle plain, 2020
Tablet art printed on archival paper with German light fast inks Sold

John Z Robinson

Tablet art unframed, 2020
Tablet art printed on archival paper with German light fast inks Sold

John Z Robinson

Stg. silver Chain (6228), 2020
stg. silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Rutile* Quartz (6211) *natural inclusions in the quartz, 2020
stg. silver and 18 ct. gold Sold

John Z Robinson

Pounamu (6212), 2020
stg. silver and 18 ct. gold Sold

John Z Robinson

Blue Topaz (6226), 2020
stg. silver and 18 ct. gold Sold

John Z Robinson

Ceci n'est pas une Mitre Peak - Covid -19 - NZ's Curve, 2019
Framed: 173 x 230mm Lino print 7/14 Sold

John Z Robinson

Flattening the Curve - brooch, 2019
4 x 2.9cm Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

STERLING SILVER CHAIN (6125), 2020
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Tui Ring (6095), 2019
Sterling silver and enamel Sold

John Z Robinson

Citrine Ring (6086), 2019
Sterling silver with 18ct gold and faceted Citrine gemstone Sold

John Z Robinson

Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby Ring (6020), 2019
Sterling silver with Diamonds, Sapphire and Rubies Sold

John Z Robinson

Garnet Ring (5658), 2019
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Tui Ring (6067), 2019
Sterling silver and enamel Sold

John Z Robinson

Three Diamond Ring (5767), 2019
Sterling silver and 18ct gold with 1 Champagne and 2 black diamonds Sold

John Z Robinson

Spinel Ring (6044), 2019
Sterling silver and 18ct gold Sold

John Z Robinson

Yellow Diamond Ring (6034), 2019
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Amethyst Ring (5945), 2019
Sterling Silver Sold

John Z Robinson

Nephrite Ring (6052), 2019
Sterling silver and 18ct gold Sold

John Z Robinson

"C" Shaped bangle (4044), 2019
Sterling Silver Sold