Learn all the fundamentals of jewellery making in this fun 7 week evening course. This course is a perfect introduction to jewellery making and jewellery design. All tools and base metals are provided, as well as a strip of silver and no previous experience in design or jewellery making is required.
7 sessions Tuesdays, 6.30 - 9.30pm
The Make a Ring in a Day is a great introduction to jewellery making – teaching all the fundamentals needed to produce a unique sterling silver ring. And it’s also a lot of fun!
In just one intensive day students learn everything they need to make a sterling silver ring band.
All day session Saturday, 10am to 4pm
In this two day 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 2 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.
2 days Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Perfect for students with higher-level skills who want to take their jewellery making to the next level. This course is structured around student’s needs and interests, as the tutor assists with design development, technical issues and problem solving.
7 sessions 7 week course
Perfect for students with some jewellery experience who want to gain new skills and understanding of jewellery techniques and design. Students begin to design and make more complex pieces that incorporate these new skills and techniques and start to work on more self-directed projects
7 sessions Wednesday nights, 6.30 - 9.30pm
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!
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.
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?
Kate Ruby Hutchinson, Squarepegger since October, 2014
Kate Ruby Hutchinson- Artist Biography
I’m a contemporary jeweller, metalsmith and metalhead. I like sci-fi novels, television marathons and most other forms of antisocial behaviour and escapism. My practice has been based in both Sydney and on the South Coast of New South Wales since graduating from the jewellery studio at Sydney College of the Arts in 2012. My jewellery consists of both small scale production and one off exhibition pieces.
I am fascinated by the way humans individually perceive colour, and the associations and emotions these represent. I use anodising to disguise and give new meaning to material as I strive to manipulate and unravel the different ways this can be explored through jewellery and the wearable.
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 exhibitions. These exhibitions are timed to coincide with the Jewellers and Metalsmiths (JMGA) Conference, edgesbordersgaps. So please join us for opening night drinks on Friday 10 July, 6pm-8pm at AirSpace...Continue Reading