Jane Adams wearing some of her quirky potato jewellery, ahead of the Made in Dorrigo Market this month.
Jane Adams wearing some of her quirky potato jewellery, ahead of the Made in Dorrigo Market this month.

Put on your pearls and ... potatoes?

FRIED, baked, mashed - we all love a good potato.

But turning them into jewellery?

Against all odds, Jane Way from Earth Apple Jewellery has done just that, creating wearable art from local Dorrigo potatoes.

Describing herself as a wife, mum, granny, and a farmer who loves potatoes, Jane has been making jewellery from this unusual medium for several years, and building herself an enviable reputation as a master craftswoman.

"As an artist and craftsperson, it's always very rewarding to receive positive feedback about your work", Jane said

"The first Made in Dorrigo was a great day for me, and I will definitely be back there this month!"

Made in Dorrigo, established last year by the Dorrigo Chamber of Commerce, had a popular first outing last year.

Everything at the market this year is made exclusively by local artists, crafts people, growers, gardeners, manufacturers and producers - all of whom live on the Dorrigo plateau.

The next market will be held in Hickory Street, Dorrigo, on March 24, 8am-2pm.

For more info visit Made in Dorrigo on Facebook and dorrigo.com.
 


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