At this creative and hands-on workshop, rookie silversmiths will design and make a handmade silver pendant from 100% recycled sterling silver. You will be introduced to professional trade jewellery techniques, including the craft of saw-piercing, filing and polishing. You’ll also learn conceptual design skills as you design your pendant based on a significant memory.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and has a strong focus on design and creativity. We’ll steer clear of cookie-cutter production and allow room for you to design a meaningful and beautiful piece of wearable art that is as unique as you are.
ABOUT CARL NOONAN
Carl is a conceptual jewellery designer and qualified Visual Arts teacher. He designs unique jewellery objects and teaches others to do the same.
Carl is a practicing artist, designing and selling his own jewellery pieces. His work, Symbiosis (Dodecahedron Pendant), was a finalist in the 2014 National Contemporary Jewellery Award. This piece is part of a new jewellery collection that will be released later this year.
After graduating from Sydney College of the Arts (Sydney Uni) with a degree in Fine Arts/ Object Art and Design (Jewellery), Carl completed a Bachelor of Education and went on to pursue as career in Visual Arts, teaching at NSW’s only visual arts and design specialist high school. In addition to his classroom experience, Carl is a guest workshop presenter with the Powerhouse Museum.
Carl’s experience as both conceptual jewellery designer and Visual Arts Teacher positions him with the unique ability to draw extraordinary jewellery pieces from his students. He has the capacity to facilitate a positive and fun working environment while connecting students to trade jewellery techniques and artist’s process.