Guest tutor Peter Keep joins us in 2023

Peter Keep guest tutor at SquarePeg Studios

We are delighted to welcome guest tutor and master jeweller Peter Keep from his home in Western Australia to share his unique expertise and vast teaching experience with us at SquarePeg in 2023.

Peter Keep is a Master Jeweller & Former TAFE teacher. He is highly regarded in the industry having served on the JAA board (Jewellers Association of Australia) & for his involvement in training Worldskills competitors. His unique teaching methods have helped qualify a new generation of goldsmiths and jewellery designers.

Peter will join us in March from Friday the 17th to Monday the 20th and he will present a two-day workshop followed by two presentations of one-day workshops.

What it will look like:

Friday the 17th & 18th – Claw Setting with Peter Keep

Over two days, learn beautiful and versatile claw-setting techniques to incorporate faceted gemstones into your work.

Perfect for intermediate students to add to their skill set and learn how to best display facet-cut gemstones in their jewellery designs, claw setting contains the foundation skills for all other stone-setting techniques. 

Sunday the 19th – Advanced setting with Peter Keep – split claw setting

Split claw setting, sometimes called thread setting is typically used for stone set wedding rings and engagement rings.

The result is a stone set row of small faceted stones held by four claws on each stone.

Sunday the 19th – Advanced setting with Peter Keep – star setting

Star Setting is a decorative form of grain setting that was used by jewellers of old to make small stones appear larger.  This type of setting will advance your setting skills for working with smaller stones.  The same principles can then be applied to other shapes and will prepare you well for pave setting in the future.

Students may choose to take advantage of all the classes and spend four days in a row with Peter, or else choose the individual course to suit them.

These workshops are bound to sell out – grab your place and learn with Peter at SquarePeg Studios in 2023 – an unmissable learning experience.

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