Would you like to learn the basics of handmade jewellery? Create a few small basic jewellery objects, miniature artworks that can be worn. Teaching the basics of jewellery fabrication, the tutor thoroughly explains all aspects of the related health and safety, processes, tools, metal, general tips, design considerations and students practicing techniques. Upon completion students have the knowledge to continue to make basic jewellery pieces on their own. Please note all tools and equipment are provided, students will need to pay for some silver, calculated by weight if they choose to create in silver. No experience is necessary and students need good eyesight and steady use of both hands.
About the teacher
Kathryn Wardill is a Melbourne based contemporary jeweller who received her Masters of Art, Fine Art by research from RMIT University in 1998. As a jeweller and glass artist she has sctively participated in group and solo exhibitions internationally for the last 21 years. Wardill’s dedication to researching jewellery objects which combine metal and glass, has resulted in solo exhibitions, artist in residencies and is represented by Kirra Gallery, Studio Ingot and e.g.etal in Melbourne. More information can be found out www.wardill.com
- Working with metals: sawing, drilling, soldering, polishing, oxidising
- How to create earrings, chains, earring hooks and ring making.
Vendor since 2016
Located in Mordialloc, Melbourne, Blue Dog Glass is a unique business dedicated to offering quality products, tuition and commissions in the field of kiln formed glass. We combine artistic flair, refined technique and practicality to produce items and services of true individuality. We stock an extensive selection of materials and tools for any glass enthusiast as well as providing specialist technical support.
As importers and distributors of Bullseye Glass and Paragon kiln products, our range of glass and products are of the highest quality. At Blue Dog Glass we also provide a personalised commission service including cast hand prints, functional ware, business or sporting awards and architectural lighting design. Our team can collaborate with your business to produce design prototypes and items best suited to your needs.
Classes offered at Blue Dog Glass are conducted by professional artists and offer students the opportunity to learn in a friendly and creatively conducive environment. Our classes cater for absolute beginners and craft makers through to professional artists looking to expand their practice with specialist glass workshops.