If you love gemstones then this stone setting workshop is for you! Bring your jewellery to life with gemstones! Learn skills to make settings and to set your own gemstones in this “Introduction to Stone Setting- course. Students make two bezel set rings, set with semi-precious cabochon gemstones which we will supply!
The Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Making Course is perfect for students with who want to take their making to the next level. This course is designed to allow students to progress their skill through the different stages of jewellery making, as the tutor assists with design development, technical issues and problem solving. The pre-requisite for this course is our Beginners course.
Students coming from the Beginners course to the Intermediate stage 1 Jewellery Making Course will expand upon the fundamentals of jewellery making and design and make pieces which may incorporate a range of materials including metal and non-metal elements.
Stage 2 and 3 Intermediate students continue to build on their skills and learn a range of new techniques and also work on individual projects which are developed after consultation with the tutor.
In this two-day jewellery making workshop students will be introduced to a variety of wax working techniques, including carving and mouldable wax forming.
On day one, students will have the opportunity to experiment with different types of wax and make two wax rings that will be cast by a commercial caster. On day two, students will clean up the castings and also learn additional tips and tricks for making wax models.
This is an in-depth jewellery making workshop, designed to provide you with a new skill and a unique piece to call your own.
SquarePeg Studio's jewellery school has been a great stepping stone for me, from knowing nothing about jewellery making to landing a full time job in the industry in just half a year of classes. I attended both the weekly night classes and did as many weekend specialised classes I could. The team at SquarePeg were great teachers and really made learning about something I knew nothing about a real interest and has now become my new career. I can't speak more highly about my time there and recommend to anyone interested in jewellery making."
SquarePeg Studio is unique space for making & learning all things jewellery and silversmithing combining a jewellery school and studio spaces. We have courses to suit every level, from beginners through to advanced students.
With space for 12 contemporary jewellers and a well-equipped workshop, a tenancy at SquarePeg is an opportunity to interact with a mix of emerging and established makers in a supportive and creative environment. As well as the studio space, we have a class room and day access area, and a number of tenants are also tutors in our jewellery school.
I'm really enjoying the variety of backgrounds and approaches everyone has - collectively there's a wealth of knowledge. You might be wrestling with a thorny problem and *bam* some-one has a brilliant solution you hadn't thought of. And we all like cake. What's not to love?
Emily Copp, Squarepegger since February, 2015
Emily is a Sydney based creative who works with diverse materials and technologies. She has presented work in many group shows, as well as exhibiting solo.
Environmental and ethical concerns inform and motivate her works which include jewellery forms and tableware objects within her practice.
She is a resident artist at SquarePeg Studios alongside teaching various classes in the studio’s classroom.
“I love the alchemy of transforming ideas into materialised design through the varied efforts and explorations of making.”