Workshop: Cornucopia Pendants with Maria Klingner

Join experienced artist and jeweller Maria Klingner, for a day of jewellery making in MAMA Studio.

In this workshop, you will learn foundation skills of jewellery making while you complete a 'Cornucopia' shaped pendant, brooch, or pin. This is workshop is an excellent entry point into the world of jewellery making, covering foundation techniques for working with metals including:

  • Design
  • Shaping
  • Annealing
  • Texturing
  • Finishing

Maria will step participants through the creation of a conical metal pendant that can be customised to the individual student's taste. The pendants can be decorated with glass beads, buttons, or pearls or finished entirely in metals such as copper & brass.

Each student will complete one pendant by the end of the workshop. Pendants will be finished in the workshop with a brooch pin OR loop attachment for a necklace.

All materials such as copper, brass, wire, various beads and specialised hand tools are provided for this workshop. Participants are invited to bring along heirloom buttons, beads, or pearls to incorporate into their piece (1-1.5mm opening required to thread), however, this is optional.

A jewellers anvil sits underneath an array of copper pendants decorated with pearl buttons and colourful glass beads

There will be naked flame work as part of the workshop, so students are recommended to wear natural fibres, closed shoes, and tie up long hair. Please avoid loose or flowing synthetic fabrics.

  • When
    Sunday 23 August, 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • Where
    Workshop within Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA
  • Price
    $150 ($138 Member / Concession)
  • Suitable for 16+

Meet the Tutor: Maria Klingner

Maria Klingner trained as a jeweller in the 1980's, learning 'old fashioned' trade skills that form the foundation of her creative practice today. She subsequently studied at ANU School of Art in 2006, discovering an artistic freedom and flair inspired by the human form and the Australian bush.

Maria’s work reflects the relationships between jewellery and the human form. It investigates the dynamic connection between adornment, creative expression, daily rituals and embedded memory.

Objects made are to be worn and enjoyed, uniting the maker, the wearer and the viewer.


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