Ok, so It’s a bit of a stretch to wish you a happy new year… forgive me if I’m running a bit behind the 8-ball, but for those who haven’t heard I am just now returning to work from Maternity leave. Yes, it’s true; my gentleman friend and I welcomed our Son and Heir last September (cue fanfare).
Meanwhile, amidst recovering from the shock and attempting to adjust, I managed to send work off for a few exhibitions, including the Shanghai International Metalsmithing & Jewelry Art Exhibition, Artistar Jewels in Milan (customs almost killed me!), and right now I have work in the final Shire of Mundaring annual acquisitive exhibition at Mundaring Art Centre InMaterial. It’s a beautiful exhibition showcasing local craft artists across different media, if you are in the area I urge you to make time to see it.
But what then, for the rest of 2015?
Well, I have been busy renovating my studio at Taylor’s Cafe in the Swan Valley. I have a new floor, new paint and a new way forward. I’m shaking things up and re-organising the studio, creating a private gallery and teaching space.
From here on out I will be open for business every Friday from 10 – 4 and otherwise by appointment, you can come there to see me, discuss commissions or just have a chat and view my work. I will be having private viewings of new collections throughout the year which I will let you know about here via my blog, and on my facebook page.
I’m also planning monthly jewellery-making workshops which will be an ever-changing feast of new skills for beginners through to experienced jewellery makers. These start this month!!!
The inaugural workshop will be on Saturday March 14 from 11am – 3pm.
In this 4 hour workshop I will guide you through making hand cut and patterned jewellery pieces to take away with you. You will learn basic roll printing, riveting and cutting techniques.
The workshop will be held in my studio at Taylor’s Cafe, 510 Great Northern Highway Middle Swan. Maximum of 10 students per workshop. Contact me for bookings; Telephone 0430463736 Email [email protected]
Hope to see you!