UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 2017

If you wish to attend a workshop at my studios, I also provide accommodation in a lovely setting for your convenience. You can find my listing on Airbnb.com website - "Doonan Studios" OR book with me direct $60 pr night

INTRODUCTION TO BANGLES AND RINGS -  SILVERSMITHING  NEXT WORKSHOP - Sunday 24 SEPTEMBER 2017   9.30 AM TIL 4 PM.    COST:$150 INCLUDES MATERIALS  byo lunch

Learn to transform sterling silver sheet and wire into beautiful funky bangles and rings.  In this one day class we teach you:

  • simple soldering techniques
  • texturing and stamping your creations
  • forming bangles and rings to fit
  • annealing and twisting your wire for bangles/rings
  • filing, finishing and polishing

Cost $150 includes most materials For bookings CLICK HERE 

"I just wanted to say what a fabulous day I had today at your bangles and rings silversmithing workshop.  Very informative, very helpful with loads of guidance and just enough flexibility for students to express their own creativity.  I'll definitely be back.  Thanks a million! Cheers Niki"

"It was a fun class, new friends and now sporting a lovely new silver cuff and silver bracelet, a day well spent." - Suzanne Bearham (from August 19 workshop)

INTRODUCTION TO silversmithing  nEXT wORKSHOP TO BE ADVISED

 

Spend a full day in a professionally equipped studio learning to make either one or more pieces of jewellery.  You will use copper and brass sheet for your first piece/s together with some sterling silver to finish your "one off" wearable art. You will learn basic jewellery making skills including:

  • annealing and texturing metal using rolling mill and stamps and hammers
  • designing and cutting using snips, guillotine and jeweller's saw
  • drilling, filing and polishing
  • simple findings using sterling silver wire
  • simple soldering techniques

 

Testimonials from previous workshops

We were all happy with the workshop and I for one am keen to do another workshop.You are a fun teacher and very patient..look forward to another workshop - Deborah Fraser

Just wanted to say thanks so much for the great workshop.  I had lots of fun and really enjoyed playing with all your toys, sorry tools 😊 

Hopefully I’ll be able to join you for another workshop sometime and make some more fun jewellery. - Anne Mouton

Great day, thanks so much Penny, looking forward to making the bracelet! Xx - Luarna (Intro to silversmithing class)

 

 

upcycling for jewellery using everyday items - TBA 

9 am til 5 pm.  BYO lunch. Refreshments available and a glass of wine at the end!

A fun and relaxed day using everyday items such as saucepan lids, old tins,  cards, fabric and small computer components etc - upcycling items into funky wearable art. Sterling silver sheet and brass available to purchase. Silver wire and copper sheet included in price. Some silversmithing techniques including soldering will be included.

You will learn to: 

  • flatten materials in hydraulic press
  • use jeweller's saw and drill press
  • cut materials using disc cutters and press 
  • file, sand and polish finished items
  • make simple sterling silver findings 
  • create soft and hard joining methods with rivets and cotton

 For bookings CLICK HERE 

USING YOUR HYDRAULIC PRESS 

DATE TO BE ADVISED 

Spend the day with Ann Chadwick as she instructs you in this workshop. Many of you know Ann from her many years working at QCA Jewellery & Small Objects faculty and in other areas of this discipline.  In this workshop Ann will cover the following:

  • using and making embossing and matrix dies
  • correct methods of metal preparation
  • care and correct usage of your press

You will have the opportunity to make several pieces to get you started with this new found knowledge.  Ann will also take orders for the purchase of hydraulic press. She has many years experience in metal forming and jewellery creation

 

garden chicks - date TBA 

9 am til 4 pm.  BYO lunch Refreshments available

 HENS' PARTIES - jewellery or pottery 

Fantastic fun for an afternoon OR morning of laughter and creativity - a truly memorable way to enjoy your Hen's day!

You can choose to get messy with some clay, create a lovely hand built or wheel thrown pot, and have some laughs!  OR you might light to make a lovely pair of earrings combining silver wire and beads, something to take home and wear, the choice is your's

Cost:  $80 per person and includes your materials, firing and morning or afternoon tea.  

 

BYO Champagne ladies and enjoy the feel of the clay in your hands as you unwind for the afternoon.

Please contact me regarding workshops whether you are interested in participating or in conducting one.  Workshops will be held monthly.