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Persephone’s Descent

Persephone’s Descent

Stuart Johnson

New Zealand

2002 Supreme WOW Award Winner

2002 Reflective Section Winner

2002 First-time Entrant Award Winner




















Mild and stainless steel, brass, chain, pewter









About the garment and the designer

Stuart Johnson started his career as armourer, blacksmith and jeweller, first making armour at the age of 14. Stuart was working in the weapons department at Weta Workshop, creating weapons for The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy while developing his garment Persephone’s Descent.

Persephone’s Descent featured in the World of WearableArt touring exhibition which travelled internationally for five years through Australia, Hawaii, United States and Russia, and was seen by more than 640,000 people around the globe.






















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