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Hand making silver ring using jewellery making techniques at SquarePeg Studios in Sydney

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I’ll be forever thankful to the friend who recommended SquarePeg jewellery courses to me. I did my first course at the beginning of 2013 and I’m still going!

— Rhonda, Happy Student

SquarePeg is home to 11 contemporary jewellers

SquarePeg Studios in Sydney has workspaces available for use by aspiring or practicing jewellery designers.

Our Studio

SquarePeg is a studio enterprise in a 200sq metre warehouse style space in Marrickville.

With space for 10 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.

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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?

— Margarita Sampson, Happy Tenant

Peg of the Month

Erin Keys, Squarepegger since March, 2011

Graduating in Jewellery and Object Design from Enmore Design Centre (SIT), Erin established her practice at her studio in the Blue Mountains exhibiting nationally and working as a production assistant for Sydney based contemporary jewellers. In 2006 Erin left Australia to travel to Eastern Europe and lived in Bosnia Herzegovina until joining the Metal Design Studio JamFactory in 2008. She has exhibited nationally and most recently was selected to exhibit at Talente, International Trade Fair Munich and Preziosa Young in Florence Italy and Galeria Sztuki, Poland. Drawing from ideas that are based in mark making, the cursive style of calligraphy Keys uses explores concepts of communication and language. The calligraphic pen strokes that begin on paper, transform into graphic metal objects, and in reclaiming ownership of the body, can be best understood as the repurposing of an idea into space. Using traditional jewellery making techniques her work captures a gestural energy that is suggestive of street ‘tags’. Abstracted from their origin these calligraphic forms become aesthetic artefacts of Keys’ urban landscape.

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21 July, 2015

Beginners Jewellery Course now on Thursday nights

Brenda Factor

Due to popular demand we will be offering another Beginners Course at SquarePeg Studios. The Tuesday night Beginners Jewellery Course is booked out for term 4, so we are offering a brand new night, starting on Thursday 30 July. And we are delighted to introduce Emily Copp, a SquarePeg tenant and contemporary jeweller who was...

11 June, 2015

Gray Street Workshop artist talk

Brenda Factor

We are super excited to be able to bring you an artist talk by the partners of Gray Street Workshop – Catherine Truman, Sue Lorraine and Jess Dare. To coincide with their exhibition Theatre of Detail at AirSpace Projects (next door to SquarePeg) the artists will talk over their new work in the gallery and the machinations of one...

7 May, 2015

July is Jewellery month at AirSpace Projects

Brenda Factor

July is jewellery month for SquarePeg Studios and our sister gallery AirSpace Projects (right next door) will be hosting not one, not two but five jewellery related exhibition at SquarePeg Studios. These exhibitions are timed to coincide with the Jewellers and Metalsmiths (JMGA) Conference, EdgesBordersGaps which will be held from 10-12 July with an opening night...