Persephone's Descent

Persephone's Descent

The Artist

Stuart Johnson, New Zealand

Stuart started his career as armourer, blacksmith and jeweller, 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 work 'Persephone's Descent'.

Inspiration & Materials


"The story of Persephone's abduction by the god Hades and her descent to the underworld."


Mild and stainless steel, brass, chain, pewter

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About This Design

In 2002, 'Persephone's Descent' was awarded the Supreme WOW Award.