OCA Art Exhibition Major Sponsors
Thank you to our Old Collegians and Major Sponsors: Siobhan Way (1989) for a stunning sapphire and pink gold pendant for the raffle, Liz Towner (Clarke 1958) from Flametree for providing wine for the Opening Night and Jody Fewster (Bond 1983) from Acton for her sponsorship of the Exhibition.
Major Sponsor Profile 1: PLC’s Gem – Siobhan Way
Ever dreamt of a life where you combine your passion for design and beautiful gemstones with loads of travel …. well one incredibly talented PLC old girl, Siobhan Way, is doing just that.
Siobhan is one of Australia’s leading independent jewellers and has been designing and crafting her coveted limited-edition range of fine jewellery since 2007. Siobhan’s minimal yet vibrant design sensibility captured the attention of high-profile clients, stylists and editors alike, with her work featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and other national publications.
A qualified gemmologist, Siobhan’s fascination for jewellery and gemstones began when she was a young girl, a love nurtured by both of her grandmothers. One was a talented silversmith in her own right and the other, of Chinese heritage, had a penchant for jade and gold.
Siobhan’s career has taken her to far-flung and exotic locations, with her collections reflecting design adventures that stretch from the remote outback in search of Australian black jade; to Thailand for beautiful semi-precious stones including citrine, smoky quartz and amethyst; continental Europe for the finest gold chain; and ancient Burma (now Myanmar) for striking sapphires and spinels. Imagine adventuring around the world to procure the finest gemstones for your valued and loyal customers…..just another day in Siobhan’s life.
With her late mother Margaret Beverley Way (North 1957) and sister Mischa Way (1986) being old PLC girls too, Siobhan has always kept her connection to PLC strong since graduation in 1989 and continues to support PLC through her generous donation of fine jewellery pieces. This year Siobhan has generously donated the beautiful handcrafted Pétale Pendant with 18ct pink gold and pavé set round brilliant cut sapphires on an 18ct pink gold chain for the upcoming PLC OCA Art Exhibition raffle.