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"



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

  • Cutting and annealing metal
  • simple soldering techniques
  • texturing and stamping your creations
  • forming bangles and rings to fit
  • filing, finishing and polishing

INTRODUCTION TO silversmithing  nEXT wORKSHOP - 30 jULY 2017

9 am til 5 pm.  BYO lunch Refreshments available

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

Cost: $125 includes materials  For bookings CLICK HERE 

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



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

Cost $125 includes materials For bookings CLICK HERE 



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

Cost: $135 includes sheet metal. Acrylic sheets will be available for purchase For bookings CLICK HERE 

garden chicks - date TBA 

9 am til 4 pm.  BYO lunch Refreshments available

Full day making quirky girls for your garden

Cost: $150 includes: full day tuition, studio tools, slips, colours, clay and loads of fun!

For enquiries CLICK HERE 

 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 several times a year.