SquarePeg Studio

Having a dedicated space to work away from home and homely distractions works really well for me. I also really love the buzz when the studio is occupied with so many creative souls. Marrickville is a great place to be!

Kim Elliott, tenant since August, 2012

About our studio

SquarePeg is a Sydney jewellery studio and school in a 200sq metre warehouse style space in Marrickville. 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.

SquarePeg Studios was set up by Brenda Factor and opened in April 2011 as a space for emerging and established jewellers to work together in a creative and supportive environment.

Apply for a Space

 Would you like to become a tenant? Why not apply for a studio space now! SquarePeg Studios is a much loved contemporary jewellery studio and school in Marrickville.

A tenancy at SquarePeg is much more than simply a space to make jewellery with access to a well equipped workshop (but it is that as well). It’s about being a part of a thriving creative enterprise, working alongside emerging and established artists in a supportive environment. It also opens up a range of opportunities like participating in exhibitions and open studio sales, as well as being part of a contemporary jewellery network.

Application process

For information on applying for a space please contact Emily and Kim:

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Our tenants

Teya Lehne

Amanda Meares

Alice Lee

Lucy Morton

Olympia Arnaoutoglou

Momoko Hatano

Elizabeth Mitchell

Emily Copp

Kim Elliott

Linda Blair

Fiona Meller

past tenants

Lucy Morton

Maija Frankovich

Maija Frankovich

Albert Tse

Nadya van Ewyk

Sian Edwards

Erin Keys

Kaoru Rogers

Kristy-Lee Agresta

Somboun Phonesouk

Kate Ruby Hutchinson

Majella Beck

Dat Van

Brondwyn Vivian

Margarita Sampson

Brenda Factor

Fused and oxidised sterling silver stackable rings made by Brenda Factor

Studio Day Access

Want to make jewellery but don’t have a studio set up?

SquarePeg offers day access to jewellers and students wishing to access a range of equipment including: soldering torches, drill press, micro motor, rolling mills, polisher, ultrasonic, tumbler and a hydraulic press.


Cost $55 (inc GST) or $40 (inc GST) for full time jewellery students


Every Thursday and other days by arrangement.

Booking in advance is essential:

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PLEASE NOTE: Day access is only available to self directed makers familiar with tools and proficient on the equipment who are able to work on projects independently, as we are unable to provide any tuition or advice. It is expected that participants will have at least completed a beginner’s level course. You must bring all your own consumables, eg drill bits, sawblades, emery paper etc



Need help with a project?

We also offer studio access with a tutor

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Graduate Residency Program

Have you completed tertiary jewellery/object design related study in the past 2 years? You may be eligible to take part in SquarePeg’s Graduate Residency program.

What is our graduate residency?

The Residency program provides a rent-free space at SquarePeg for 3 months to develop their own work. Those selected as Graduate Residents will have their own dedicated studio space and work in a well-equipped workshop with 8 contemporary makers. The residency provides an opportunity for mentorship, professional development and to connect with practicing jewellers at varied stages in their practice.

Past graduate work


Successful applicants must commit to a minimum of 3 days each in the Studio per week and are required to pay a contribution of $60 per month for utilities and gas. The successful applicants will also be expected to make a contribution to the life of the studio.

This opportunity is available to highly motivated recent graduates who wish to expand their practice in a supportive and creative studio environment.

How to apply

Applications are now open – click here to access the application form.

To discuss the Graduate Residency further please contact Emily Copp and Kim Elliott on mail@squarepegstudios.com.au

Applicants may be asked to visit SquarePeg to discuss their applications with members of the Studio.