INTRODUCTION TO SILVERSMITHING
Learn the basics of silversmithing in a relaxed, country setting here in Tyalgum, northern NSW. During the course of the day you will become familiar with the fundamental tools of the trade, learn how to cut, saw, anneal, solder, texture and finish a ring, which will be yours to keep!
Classes run from 10am until 4pm on a Saturday, and are for up to six students, to allow for individualised tuition. Full payment is required upon booking to secure your place.
Overnight accommodation packages are available with Celestial Dew Guesthouse, conveniently located right next door to Flutterbies Cafe, and just a short stroll from the studio!
$185 tuition fee, includes two rings.
During this one-day workshop, you will learn how to cut out shapes, stamp patterns and motifs, hammer domes and curved shapes, as well as drill holes and solder posts for earrings.
You will make two pairs of earrings – one post stud pair and one dangle-style, so as to be exposed to a variety of techniques whilst adding to your jewellery collection! You will have the opportunity to personalise your earrings and come up with your own designs, from a selection of stamp tools and hammers available in the studio.
Students must have completed an Introduction to Silversmithing Workshop to be eligible to attend Silversmithing II.
$225 tuition fee, includes material.
MASTERCLASS: BEZEL SETTING
Classes run from 10am until 4pm, and are for up to two students only, to allow for individualised tuition. Full payment is required upon booking to secure your place. Students must have completed the Introduction to Silversmithing course to be eligible to attend this Workshop. All tools and materials will be provided on the day.
$285 tuition fee. You can BYO cabochons or purchase from a selection here at the studio.
Following the Introduction to Silversmithing Workshops, you may choose to receive further, more specific tuition, in a variety of techniques, to fast-track your silversmithing knowledge and skills.
"Kirra is such an amazing teacher & helps guide you. I had the most amazing day, I was the only one in the class & it felt like I was visiting a friend for the day. The class is so much fun & made better by having the best teacher. I highly recommend if you are interested in a silversmithing class ... This is the one you need to do! At the end of the day I left with an amazing silver bezel ring that had the most amazing stone I had hand set my self ! Before these classes I had no idea now I feel like a pro!" - Beth
This is a new offering for students who have the basics under their belt, and would like to tackle a specific project or construction technique. Tuition is one-on-one and highly-personalised, and cost will depend on the project requirements. Please contact me to discuss your project and time frame.
COUPLE’S RING MAKING CEREMONY
Designed especially for couples, this one day workshop allows you and a friend to create a commitment ring for each other, guided and supported by me along the way. Alongside learning how to use the silversmithing tools and techniques involved in ring-making, you will also be given space to feel and contemplate your intention within the gifting of the ring as a sacred ceremony, that then becomes incorporated in the making of the ring.
$450 per couple. No previous experience necessary!
DATES WILL BE SCHEDULED UPON REQUEST