JEWELLER Marta Armada finds inspiration for her pieces in what happens in her life.
Having recently arrived in Launceston to take up a two-month artist-in-residence position at the University of Tasmania, the Spaniard expects her next collection to be influenced by her time in Australia.
Working with coloured porcelain, silver and leather, Armada said her five collections of rings and necklaces were a reflection of poignant times in her life and places she has lived.
``They all have different influences, my work in Spain is very different to here,'' she said.
Armada spent most of last week with students attending the university's Creative Arts Summer School and accompanying students to a couple of locations around the state.
She has also begun work on a few new porcelain-focused pieces but is yet to determine exactly what form they will make.
The only constant in all her jewellery is that independent movement is possible in different parts of each piece.
As an artist Armada said she had found it really interesting working with the different types of porcelain texture in Australia, as compared with Spain and elsewhere.
She said she loved creating one-off, unique pieces.
``When I'm working on a piece, I am focused on that piece 100 per cent, but when it is finished, that's it, I move on and begin creating the next,'' she said.
Before arriving in Launceston, Armada spent two months in Mittagong, New South Wales, working on a range of pieces including a necklace that features large and small circles made of white porcelain and silver.
Another of her new pieces features a number of miniature red porcelain spoons with a single silver spoon on a leather chain.
Armada hopes to have an exhibition of her work before she leaves Tasmania.