Workshop: Jewellery Making
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:
- Saw piercing
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.
Workshop within Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA
$120 ($108 Member / Concession), includes materials
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.