Rainer Beneke

Rainer Beneke

  • Biography

    I was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1954. I graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1978 and worked the following five years as a design engineer. After traveling extensively, I moved to New Zealand in 1984, becoming a citizen in 1990.
    That same year, I began training as a jeweller - firstly with Blair Smith, Goldsmith, and the following year, I completed the first year of the Craft Design programme at Otago Polytechnic School of Art.
    In 1992, I established my jewellery studio at Cambrian, near St. Bathans. The vast open space of Central Otago remains the core of my inspiration. In 1998, I joined Ann Culy in her jewellery workshop/gallery Lure, situated in the heart of Dunedin, in close proximity to excellent cafés.
    I have exhibited extensively in group and solo shows through out New Zealand.

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  • Rainer Beneke

    Rectangle earrings
    Sterling Silver Sold
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    Rectangle earrings
    Sterling Silver Sold
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    Trapeze Earrings
    Sterling Silver Sold
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    Round Earrings
    Sterling Silver Sold
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    Long earrings
    Sterling Silver Sold
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    Porthole earrings
    Pure Silver / Pure Gold Sold
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    Port hole earrings
    pure silver and pure gold Sold
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    Long earrings
    stg silver Sold
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    E1345 Earrings
    Sterling Silver Sold
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    E1343 Ear Studs
    Sterling Silver Sold
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    E1348 Earrings
    Pure Silver & Pure Gold Sold
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    1803 Bangle
    Sterling Silver Sold
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    C942 Pendant
    Pebble & Pure Silver Sold
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    C939 Pendant
    Pebble & Pure Silver Sold