In this 7 week Jewellery Production course students will learn how to effectively develop and produce a market ready jewellery range.
Our Jewellery Production course is perfect for jewellers ready to take the next step in their jewellery practice and refine their work into a cohesive ready for market collection.
Students will go through a process of assessing, prototyping, sampling and researching production methods in consultation with their tutor. Finally, students will cost their newly finished range to be ready for sale.
This course is designed to provide students who have an existing practice and jewellery portfolio an opportunity to further develop and refine their existing work into a saleable, marketable product.
Learn to polish like a professional and freshen up your approach to jewellery making this spring.
Considered surface finishes and contrasts in colour in your jewellery designs are the themes of the Spring Intensive on the October long weekend. You will learn how to bring your jewellery to life by incorporating contrasting materials and applying thoroughly considered finishes.
Choose your look and select from processes such as heat anodised titanium, coloured gemstone beads and pearls along with silver, copper and brass which can be incorporated into your designs. The elegant and sturdy process of riveting will be taught as a major mode of construction for your collection of jewellery that will be completed during the workshop.
Students will practice processes such as riveting and careful soldering to minimize damage to finishes and to minimize fire scale. This will go hand in hand with selecting construction processes to protect surface finishes on the overall design of the pieces being created.
When all these approaches come together, students will learn how to achieve fabulous finishes as the icing on the cake during this 3-day jewellery making intensive.
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 a wax ring that will be cast by a commercial caster. On day two students will learn how to clean up their cast ring, how to remove the sprue, emery and polish it ready to wear. Students will also learn additional tips and tricks for making wax models.
This is jewellery making workshop is designed to provide you with new skills and a unique piece of jewellery created by you.
Love gemstones? Want to incorporate them in your jewellery designs? If you answered yes, this foundation gem setting workshop is for you! Participants make a rub-over bezel set gemstone ring in sterling silver and learn how to set a semi-precious cabochon during this fun and informative two day stone setting course.
Join the Soldering School to improve your soldering skills by developing control and confidence with the flame during this 2-day soldering intensive.
SquarePegs Jewellery Studio Bench Access is perfect for students that are confident to work independently and safely to continue to work on projects outside course or workshop time. Finish projects or start new ones and be a part of our vibrant studio space on a non-teaching day.
Practising contemporary jewellers and students past and present benefit from having access to all the tools and equipment of the well equipped SquarePeg Studios classroom and workshop.
Bench access participants will have their own bench in the classroom for the day and have access to the classroom, workshops, kitchenette and dining area. Participant numbers are generally small, so you have room to spread out and get into your making in our light-filled studio.
Our Beginners – Jewellery Making Course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of jewellery making and design. Over seven weeks, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to make your own silver ring. All tools and base metals are provided, as well as a strip of silver. No previous experience in design or jewellery making is required.
Our Intermediate One – Jewellery Making Course is suitable for students who have completed our Beginners Jewellery Making Course at SquarePeg Studios or equivalent studies elsewhere.
This class is suitable for students who have completed our Beginners course or have prior experience but need to brush up on the basics before continuing to our Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Making Course.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you wish to discuss your experience and get help in finding our most suitable class for you.
Learn jewellery making and become an accomplished artisan at the SquarePeg Jewellery Making Atelier course! This is a unique opportunity to spend one day per week working with a discerning expert jeweller who will assist you to become successful in developing your own line of jewellery or to create special one-off pieces.
The Jewellery Making Atelier is an exciting course for students at an intermediate level or above. Offering a broad range of subjects and techniques, participants are encouraged to produce – through the process of design and making – jewellery pieces that are individual in design and well made.
An extraordinary, nurturing environment combining design and craft to bring your ideas to life. I would highly recommend SquarePeg - no matter what level you’re at.
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 14 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?
Christina Rose Convey, Squarepegger since October, 2018
– My Return to Jewellery –
After graduating University with a BA in Contemporary Applied Arts, Silversmithing and Jewellery Design, I decided it was paramount for me to travel the world. Finding my new home here in Sydney, this is My Return to Jewellery.
I work in line with the belief that an artist uses their medium to articulate and materialise their innermost thoughts and feelings.
My work is inspired by and born from my anxiety, how it can be overwhelming but also how it can be defeated. It highlights the struggle it causes and the beauty it can cloud.