Workshop: Earring Making with Maria Klingner

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

Students will be guided through the design and fabrication techniques needed to create their very own pair of unique copper and sterling silver drop earrings.

Maria will pass on her experience and expertise in a practical day of foundation skill building, including:

  • Design
  • Saw piercing
  • Shaping
  • Annealing
  • Texturing
  • Finishing

Students will complete one set of earrings by the end of the day, of their own unique design. The workshop is an ideal entry point to the world of jewellery making and will give students a taste of working with metals.

All materials (copper and sterling silver) and specialised hand tools are provided for this workshop. 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
    Saturday, 21 August, 10.30 - 3.30pm
  • Where
    Workshop within the Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA
  • Price
    $140 ($125 Member/Concession)

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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