JEWELLERY | SILVERSMITH | 4 WEEK SERIES
Learn the skills you need to get started with a creative jewellery practice of your own. Over the course of four weeks you will learn a variety of techniques and methods used by jewellers to create two rings and a pendant.
2ND SEPTEMBER - WEEK 1
Introduction to Lost Wax Casting - Learn how to create your own silver ring using the lost wax casting process. Students will be taught how to craft a unique piece of jewellery and how the ancient process of lost wax casting works to transform a wax model into a piece of jewellery. This class will empower you with the skills and knowledge to start your home jewellery practice and creative journey.
9TH SEPTEMBER - WEEK 2
Carve a Classic Domed Ring From Wax - Learn the art of reductive wax carving used by jewellers and artisans to create jewellery for millennia. This class will teach you some advanced techniques to further your practice in lost wax casting and jewellery making. The dome shaped ring is a classic piece of jewellery and a beautiful foundation for any jewellers collection, learn how to carve your own and finish your wax sculpture for casting.
16TH SEPTEMBER WEEK - 3
Make a Gem Embellished Pendant that will take your jewellery practice to the next level. Students will learn how to set precious gems into their wax models to be cast into place like magic.
30TH SEPTEMBER - WEEK 4
Finish Your Jewellery like a Pro at Home - Learn how to get your cast jewellery looking like it was made by a professional using basic tools and some equipment you can even find at the supermarket. In this class you will learn silver filing and polishing techniques as well as ways to make your jewellery stand out by adding patina and texture.
YOUR TEACHER | MARLIE REINHARD
Marlie Reinhard is a Jeweller and Metal Smith with a creative practice informed by sculpture, architecture and fashion subcultures. Designing and making jewellery under her label Vincent Jewellery, Marlie takes classic jewellery and makes something unexpected and playful. Marlie is inspired by the infinite recyclability of precious metals and the ability to turn unwanted scrap into an object of art or a keepsake treasure to wear and pass down for years to come.
YOU EXPERIENCE AT THE GUILD OF OBJECTS
Our workshops are run out of our very cool and conveniently located studio in Hardware Lane, Melbourne. We understand the importance of connection so our workshops are all limited to 12, that way you get one on one time with your teacher and have time to chat with the other participants. Yes, of course, we serve you a sneaky glass of Prosecco or a cold beer, we cater for all our workshop participants.
So if you’re looking for a relaxed workshop experience in a really lovely location and the chance to meet new people then come along to the Guild
What you will learn
- Learn how to size a ring ~ Introduction to the lost wax casting technique
- Learn how to make a simple fingerprint band using soft wax ~ How to make a layered band using sheet wax ~ How to use tools to manipulate the wax
- Granulation and surface texturing ~ Resources for where to buy your own equipment and cast jewellery locally
What you will get
- Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
- All materials provided.
- One Sterling Silver Ring and any additional models they make to take home and cast on their own.
Unit 4, Level 2, 67-73 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.
You can opt to go to 200 Queen St Melbourne Secure (Guild of Objects will not shoulder this parking option) for more parking space.
What to bring
- Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear
Wear clothes you are comfortable making in, enclosed shoes and no loose items of clothing or jewellery for saftey.
Open to everyone interested!
Vendor since 2019
In the not so distant past we were able to explore and engage in a creative space within the boundaries of our domestic environment. More recently with the advent of mass produced furnishings and readily available home decor, coupled with a trend toward apartment living and the rise of the dual income family then this space for the creative endeavour within the domestic sphere has all but disappeared.
In recognition of this the Guild of Objects is a space that supports and holds space for all to pursue, source or explore their own innate creativity. The Guild provides a space for artists, craftspeople and makers to sell their products. The Guild runs workshops in a beautiful home like environment that gives everyone the opportunity to explore their own creativity and finally the Guild organises and runs design, craft and art tours to Japan, Bali and France in order to provide a forum to explore the world through a creative lens.
The Guild is a space that honours the notion of Connection through Creativity.
Connections with ones creativity, connection with ones self and connection to others through mutual pursuit.
Come and visit us at 67 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.
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The Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop in the event of insufficient participants.
In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified before the commencement of the workshop and you will be offered a transfer into a future class or a full refund.
If you are unable to attend your workshop, the following applies.
7 days notice - refund (minus administration fee) or transfer into a future class.
72 hours notice - refund (minus 50%) or transfer into a future class
Less than 72 hours notice - transfer into a future class
Less than 24 hours notice - we are unable to offer a transfer or to refund
Our classes are dependent on bringing together teachers and booking space. Late cancellations mean that we are unable to allocate your place to someone else and in some circumstances, this may make classes not financially viable for us to run. It is for this reason that we put implements these cancellation policies.
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Cancellations - Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. In the event that the Guild of Objects cancels a workshop, you will be offered either a full refund or the opportunity to transfer into the next class.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE
The Guild of Objects has put together an action plan to mitigate the risks from coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Guild of Objects acknowledges the health risks of people gathering together but sees events such as workshops are a vital part of our community and can continue to be a place of safety and enjoyment if everyone plays their part.
The objective of the Guild is to support Artists, Makers and Craftspeople and as such our workshops provide financial support for the artists who work with us.
At all our events we will be putting in place additional hygiene measures in order to help minimise the possibility of contamination. This will include hand washing facilities and an increase in the frequency of cleaning of shared spaces.
We have limited the number of participants at each workshop to 12 as this will ensure that we can maintain the recommended social distance between participants.
If you are ill or have been placed into home isolation the Guild will allow you to transfer into a later workshop or if you give us 48 hours’ notice we will provide a refund.
For all clients whom we are currently mentoring, we will continue to work with you. If, however you are unwell or have been placed in home isolation then we will look to using Zoom as a means of continuing your mentoring.
While we have put hygiene measures and increased our efforts to minimise contamination, attendance at our workshops is at your own risk.
We value your continued support in helping keep the Guild going during these difficult times.
Please remember that our online store remains open and will work tirelessly to ensure that there are no delays in dispatching your orders.
We will continue to update and change our policy as more information is known. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.