Taë Schmeisser is an award winning Melbourne based designer and jeweller. Her work focuses on the often overlooked beauty and humour in everyday iconography, language and landscapes. From a family of artists (master print maker father, textile designer mother), Taë has always been encouraged to be curious, explore and create. Travelling from an early age with her Japanese and German parents; observing, appreciating and participating in different cultures' and their 'everyday', has always been the fundamental basis that informs her work.
Taë studied Visual Arts-glass at the Australian National University, before expanding her material vocabulary in ceramics, and gold + silversmithing in Melbourne. Her studies in Glass took her to the Toyama Institute of Glass Art (TIGA) and Kyoto Seika University (where she studied ceramics), both in Japan and in 2009 she was awarded Artist in Residence at Skopart -The Skopelos Art Foundation, Greece. In 2008 Taë won the e.g. etal graduate award, and has been exhibiting her work nationally since 2002. She launched her seasonal jewellery label bëuy (pronounced 'boy') in 2012, which focuses on using contemporary techniques and materials (internally hand airbrushed glass) to create modern affordable pieces. In 2017 she won the Mansfield Glass art Jewellery award and was a finalist twice over in the Victorian Craft awards (for both her eponymus work and for bëuy).