Description

Learn the basics of silversmithing in a relaxed, country setting here in Tyalgum, northern NSW. During the course of the day you will become familiar with the fundamental tools of the trade, learn how to cut, saw, anneal, solder, texture and finish two rings, which will be yours to keep!

You will actually make TWO stacking rings, one plain band and one textured. Repetition allows for better learning!

Classes run from 10am until 4pm on a Saturday, and are for up to six students, to allow for individualised tuition. Full payment is required upon booking to secure your place.

Wear comfortable clothing and closed in shoes, and if you have longer hair, please tie it back for OHS.

If you are travelling for the day and require overnight accomodation, please contact me for listings, as there is a local Guesthouse that offers Workshop Specials to my students and couples.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 6 Hours, includes a lunch break.

What you will learn
  • Basics of silversmithing in a relaxed, country setting here in Tyalgum, northern NSW.
  • Become familiar with the fundamental tools of the trade.
  • Learn how to cut, saw, anneal, solder, texture and finish a ring, which will be yours to keep!
What you will get
  • A basic understanding of silversmithing
  • Learn how to make sterling silver rings
  • Learn how to use the basic silversmithing tools
  • Get to spend a day in a working jewellery studio
  • Make new friends in a relaxed, country environment
  • Be inspired to make room for creativity in your life!

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
What to wear

Comfortable; closed in shoes. Please have long hair tied back for OHS :)


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Osiris Jewellery

Vendor sincce 2015

From the moment I first picked up a hammer and began tapping away on a piece of silver, I knew that I had found my world, artistically speaking. I am primarily a self-taught artist, which gives me the freedom to be highly experimental and fluid in how I work. I let the metal speak to me. Each piece that I create is a moment in time. I rarely sketch or plan my pieces, they emerge from the fire as a creative birthing, a revelation that unfolds before me. This is what makes the process of silversmithing so incredibly absorbing. When I am at my bench I disappear into the process of creation, I supply the hands and the eyes, and the rest comes from the other world. The most consistent feedback I get on my work is that it is so different, and unusual. I like that. I don’t fixate my work to any trend or aesthetic. It is fluid and ever-changing, a bit like myself I guess.

I am passionate about our return to the values and quality of the past, when we spent time making things, with a lot of care and effort. A time where communities were created around makers and artisans, where you had the village cobbler, baker and tailor. A time when people chatted over needles clacking away, and took care of what they had until it could no longer serve them. This was a much gentler time for the individual and the community, and also for the planet! It is this passion and love for our planet that inspires me to contribute what I can to ‘be the change I wish to see in the world’. Therefore I only use reclaimed metals in my pieces, and take care when using stones to source them from indie artisan cutters [rather than the sweatshops of India and China].

Aesthetically, I am inspired by textures, fluidity, natural forms and contrasting elements. My works often are described as sculptural. I am simply working in metal on objects of art on a miniature scale. The fact that you can wear them is almost incidental! Having said that, I do recognise how personal jewellery is to people. It is often an intimate whisper from the heart, and I do love being able to manifest that confession of love in the form of an original piece of jewellery. The tradition of adornment goes right back, and I love tapping into that lineage and sacred history as I work.

About OSIRIS

OSIRIS is a portal of creation, a realm between this world and the other…

When I am creating within this current of OSIRIS, I am dissolved into the mysteries… The voices of many cultures speak to me, whispering the sacred secrets of their tribal ways. The rhythms emerge.

OSIRIS is the realm of archetypes, of akashic records, where the priestess, the warrior, the shaman and the sorcerer, all abide in their spirit forms, radiating their heightened currents of gnosis and remembrance.

There is a place deep within me from whence the creative process arises. An inner cauldron of elemental forces, where metal meets the flame.

I slip between the doorways of space and time in this creative play, immersed in the relationship of the elements, how they dance with each other within this cauldron of creation!

What emerges from this inner space are unique, elemental pieces, that shine with preciousness, but also have depth, grit, and the intrinsic strength of metal in its raw beauty.

We are like these pieces, with many layers, markings and scars from our living, and our loving, which make us beautiful and unique. We are weathered, worn, with great depth and layering. We are not jsut the shiny surface layer that many aspire to present as who they are … to me, shiny and perfect is uninteresting, it is laborious to upkeep, and it is not true. In people and in metal alike. The strength of the elemental and raw, the power to wear your scars boldly and without shame, to embrace all of you and shine with the beauty of truth, that is strength, purity and love.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Thank you for booking a workshop with me. Please choose your dates carefully, as places are limited and students are keen!

I do offer a refund on cancellations up to one week prior to the course date, cancellations in the week leading up to a workshop are not refundable.

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Terms & Conditions

Thank you for booking a workshop with me. Please choose your dates carefully, as places are limited and students are keen!

I do offer a refund on cancellations up to one week prior to the course date, cancellations in the week leading up to a workshop are not refundable.

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Rebecca

11 October 2016 • Introduction to Silversmithing

An excellent course for learning some basic skills. Kirra is very good at sharing her skills and experience in the craft. While you do cover the basic principles/theory, most of the class is hands-on. Very enjoyable & good value for those wanting to dip their toes into silversmithing. I would definitely recommend it.

Beth

18 May 2016 • Introduction to Silversmithing

I got to this beautiful little shop / studio & waiting was Kirra. She was so welcoming & warn. The class had 7 people in it but Kirra made sure each person was on the right track. She was very informative about everything any question was answered & she made sure we all had fun while learning. The highlight of the class was being able to feel comfortable leading a new skill in a room of strangers & leave feeling like you knew what you were doing while having fun with some amazing new people