Master the flame and finesse your skills this October at SquarePeg Studios. Are you keen to improve your soldering skills and learn new techniques? Our three day Spring Jewellery Making Intensive is a concentrated and inspiring learning environment with our most experienced and fabulous tutor Diane Appleby.
This spring Diane will guide you in applying and developing your existing jewellery making skills and introduce you to new techniques in the creation of a unique vessel which can be worn or displayed as an object - maybe both!
You will love learning new techniques and mastering the torch in our beautiful warehouse workshop.
SquarePeg Studios will be the place to be this October long weekend - so fire up your jewellery making skills, improve your soldering techniques and learn lots of useful tips and tricks as you develop control and confidence under the expert tuition of Diane Appleby.
MEET YOUR TUTOR
Diane Appleby completed her Master of Art in Gold and Silversmithing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2003. She has taught in the Jewellery and Object Design Department, Sydney Institute of Technology, Design Centre Enmore, and at the College of Fine Art, University of NSW. Diane’s catalogue of work encompasses collections for exhibition and collaborations with clients on individual pieces. “My jewellery is designed to not only catch the eye, but to also feel delightful to wear. I like to play with colour, form and texture. I choose materials for their unique character, such as stones for their luminosity, metals to encapsulate strength, and silks for their sheen and rippling texture. I enjoy creating pieces with a precious presence. “At the heart of every design is an inspiration, whether I am creating a collection for an exhibition or working with a client to create a uniquely personal piece. I find the satisfaction of bringing a concept to life from a few simple sketches to a finished form extremely exciting.”
- Students will make a ring with multiple solder joins using sweat soldering, butt joins and T joins.
- The processes of Keum-boo, lamination inlay and overlay
- Tips, tricks as well as the theory behind soldering like a pro
- All the consumables you need to make your projects (ie saw blades, emery paper and drill bits) as well as all the hand tools and equipment you need.
- Tea or coffee and yummy biscuits
- A notebook and pen/pencil
- An apron
- Covered shoes
- We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.
- Bring your projects and questions to learn tips and tricks!
All students must wear proper enclosed shoes, long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back. Our warehouse has a concrete floor and can be cold in winter (we have some heating!) and hot in summer so please dress appropriately.
For those with previous soldering experience at the Intermediate level
Vendor since 2016
SquarePeg Studios is a Sydney jewellery studio and school, established in 2011, we occupy a 200sq metre warehouse space in Marrickville.
With studio spaces for 14 practising jewellers, a well-equipped workshop and busy jewellery school seeing around 50 students each week, SquarePeg Studios is a participatory community space created by and for the contemporary jewellery network of Sydney.
At SquarePeg Studios we have a passion for contemporary jewellery, we have excellent workshop facilities and a dedicated and talented team of tutors to help you learn everything you need to know to create your own jewellery designs in an inclusive and friendly environment.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for our refund policy. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course fees must be paid in full or as a pay by instalment plan on enrolment and are non-refundable.
Notwithstanding section 1, the course fees may be refundable in the event that a course is cancelled or oversubscribed.
A course may be cancelled in the event that there is an insufficient number of students subscribed to the course.
Our courses are open to students 16 years and older, Jewellery Studio Bench access is open to students 18 years and older.
It is the responsibility of the student to attend all classes. No make-up classes or refunds, or credits are issued for non attendance of all or part of the course or workshop.
Some of our courses require prior learning, please check the course description thoroughly before enrolling.
COVID - 19 Update to terms and conditions as at 1 May, 2020. Subject to change as per Government directives.
In the event a class or workshop cannot proceed due to NSW or Federal Government directives regarding social distancing, SquarePeg Studios will transfer the student enrolment to the next date on which the course or workshop is scheduled and notify the student of the change in a timely manner.
In the case that the new date is not suitable for the student, SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the fees paid to date, which can be applied for any course or workshop. The credit note will be valid for 3 years from the date of issue.
Students attending classes or workshops must adhere to latest Government guidelines and agree to follow the directions of SquarePeg Studios directors and tutors with regard to social distancing and appropriate hygiene measures whilst attending SquarePeg Studios.
Students must not attend SquarePeg studios if they are unwell, have been in contact with a person that has tested positive to Covid-19 or returned from overseas within the past two weeks.