Kobi Bosshard

Born in Switzerland in 1938, Kobi trained as a goldsmith as did his father and grandfather.  In 1966, he came to New Zealand where he worked as an alpine guide.  He established Fluxus (with Steve Mulqueen) in 1983 and continued working as a full-time jeweller up until his semi-retirement in 2001. 

Kobi’s attention to detail and finish is apparent in the flawless works he creates.  Being among the first of the contemporary jewellers in New Zealand, his influence on those who came after has been immeasurable.  

A definitive collection of his work is lodged with Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand).  

Kobi was invited to exhibit in the 2006 Wellington festival exhibition "Master Class".  In his artist's statement for that exhibition, he says:

"The past 50 years: apprentice, journeyman, jeweller.

Now retired, I still have a workshop and my tools and still enjoy making rings, brooches, necklaces and bracelets.  My career choice in 1956 could not have been any better."

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