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 space in Marrickville. 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.

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.

In 2017 Emily Copp and Kim Elliott, both resident artists, became directors of SquarePeg.

Apply for a Space

 Would you like to become a resident artist? 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:

Contact SquarePeg Studios

Our tenants

Meghan Kelly

Narges Amir

Elena Sorenson

Christina Rose Convey

Teya Lehne

Lucy Morton

Olympia Arnaoutoglou

Momoko Hatano

Elizabeth Mitchell

Emily Copp

Kim Elliott

Linda Blair

Fiona Meller

past tenants

Brooke McKenzie

Amanda Meares

Alice Lee

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 Jewellery Studio Bench access to jewellers and students wishing to access a range of tools and equipment. SquarePeg has Orca and Little Smith soldering torches, drill press, Foredom flex shaft, rolling mills, polisher, ultrasonic, tumbler, small kiln and a hydraulic press.


$65 Full Price, 6 pass pack $300, $40 Tertiary Students Rate.


Jewellery Studio Bench Access is on most Mondays. Book on our courses page.

For more information, contact us:

Contact SquarePeg Studios

PLEASE NOTEDay access is only available to self-directed makers able to work independently and safely within the workshop. Participants must be familiar with tools and proficient on workshop equipment. Participants must able to work on their projects independently and safely. It is required that participants will have completed at least two terms of tuition at SquarePeg or equivalent. You must bring all your own consumables, eg drill bits, saw blades, emery paper, etc.



Need help with a project?

We also offer studio access with a tutor

Studio Sundays

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 Graduate Residency program provides a rent-free studio space at SquarePeg for a period of 3 months. It is a chance for recent graduates to further develop their own work in a supportive, creative environment. Successful applicants have their own dedicated studio space and access to SquarePegs well-equipped workshop, tools and equipment. Graduate Residents have the opportunity to work alongside our 13 resident artists, all contemporary jewellery 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 spending a minimum of 3 days per week in the studio and are required to pay a contribution of $60 per month for utilities. The successful applicants are encouraged to make a contribution to the life of the studio, participating in events occurring during their residency such as open studios and markets.

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.


Upcoming Residencies

Spring/ Summer 2020 – 14th September – 18th December

Summer 2021 – 1st February – 3rd May

Winter 2021 – 7th June – 6th September

Spring 2021 – 13th September – 13th December


Applications are due one month ahead of Graduate Residency start date