Jewellery making classes with Bethamy Linton at Robertson Park Art Studio, West Perth

Jewellery and Metal Smithing Classes

Ever make one of those decisions you’ve been sitting on for a while and wonder why you didn’t do it earlier? I’m now 6 weeks into teaching classes from my gorgeous city atelier Robertson Park Art Studio and have found I am so in love with teaching I may just run away with it.

I’ve been blessed with some fabulous students so far with an extraordinary range of skill level, backgrounds and age groups; to a person they are interesting, engaged and super excited to be involved. I have been so impressed by the way they have taken the exercises I have developed and created unique and personal work. It has been a gratifying and inspiring experience. I can’t wait to meet my future participants.

After commencing in May I found I had to open an evening class to meet demand and accomodate those who have 9-5 work commitments. If this is you, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to be involved, I will be thrilled to find spaces for you or add you my wait list for future openings.

Current class times are;
Wednesday evening 6pm – 9pm
Thursday AM 9.30 – 12.30, And;
Thursday PM 1 – 4

July Dates; Wednesday’s 4, 11, 18, 26 and Thursday’s 5, 12, 19, 26
August Dates; Wednesday’s 1, 8, 15, 22 and Thursday’s 2, 9, 16 and 23

Fees are $360 for each four week block.

I am happy to accomodate all levels from beginner to advanced.
I have developed a series of fun and creative exercises for beginners, each introducing new skills, which you can choose to undertake at your own pace and depending on your skill level. Each exercise results in a finished wearable piece of jewellery. However, if you already have the basics down, I will also be available during class to tutor individual projects or work with you on your particular interest.

Please note class size is limited; I can host no more than 4 special students in my precious studio space for any given class. Please email me with any questions and for more detailed information.

 

Mallee Fowl, icon series, work in progress. Hand cut titanium, fine silver, digital print on paper. Bethamy Linton 2018

Rare and Vanishing Australian Birds

The bird’s you’ve seen making an appearance on my Facebook and Instagram pages in recent months are part of a body of work I am developing for exhibition at Gallow’s Gallery, Mosman Park W.A., in November.

These pieces are related to a larger body of work focusing on native flora and fauna which I started working on after my move to hills, around 2013. In making, I imagine the work as a future relic, a time capsule… a three dimensional memory of our fragile ecology preserved in metal and somehow honoured through craft. These birds are an extension of that, kind of my imaginings of icons for a distopian world. The images (re-produced with permission from the artist) are by Peter Slater, a bird enthusiast and artist who authored a book named Rare and Vanishing Australian Birds (amongst others) published in 1978 from which the images are taken.