You’re all invited to my open studio

Postcard of works on display for PST open Studio weekend © K Newman

You’re all invited to join me in my Studio for the Peninsula Studio Trail Open Weekend on 26 and 27th October 2013. I’m putting last-minute preparations into my studio, displaying my jewellery and the garden so that you feel welcome on your visit.

My studio is located in the hills of McCrae just a few doors from Arthur’s Seat Park, Rosebud Park Golf Course is just over the back fence.  I have very beautiful views of Port Phillip Bay and Arthur’s Seat Park from the studio. You may like to make a day of it and set off for a stroll on the Two Bays Walking Trail after visiting my studio.

For details of all the artists that will have studios open on the day please see the Peninsula Studio Trail website by clicking here.

Please complete the following form or visit the Peninsula Studio Trail website for more details on my open studio.

Settling into my studio

Getting comfortable at the bench © Katrina Newman
Getting comfortable at the bench © Katrina Newman
Settling into my new studio McCrae
Settling into my new studio in McCrae © Katrina Newman

As you can see I’ve made substantial progress in my studio since the post about painting the floor, which I must add looks absolutely sensational now that it has been finished.  The benches and other furniture are in position so there’s almost no excuse to start creating in this beautiful place.  I just need to install a few floating shelves and give the table a coat of fresh paint before I’m ready to open the doors so that you can buy my jewellery directly from me in my studio.

I have sensational views of Port Phillip Bay and Arthur’s Seat State Park from both benches in my studio. The garden around the studio is also looking beautiful in full spring bloom. I was enchanted by the studio and the garden when I moved here in late May, I hope it will be a similar experience for you when I open my door for the first time in October.  I will host my first open weekend in October where you will be able to see how and where all my beautiful rings, earrings, pendants and necklaces are produced, please click on the Gallery link above for a display of past and present work.

Both the photos above show my two separate benches, one for making the gold and silver jewellery and the findings used to mount my lampworked beads, and the other close to the photographer for making the lamp worked glass beads.  I’m just missing the obligatory bottle of oxygen to start the torch again.

My studio will be open regularly from October, when I look forward to making you all feel very welcome.  If you need further information please click on the Contact link and send me an email.

Yowza!

I finally got around to slapping on the last coat of natural white paint this afternoon and ‘Voila’ it is beautiful. It really is incredible what a new coat of paint can do. The studio is gleaming. Next stop the floor. I’m not looking forward to the sanding or being on my hands and knees but it’s not a huge space, approximately 5.5 x 2.5m, so I hope to have it all done and dusted by next weekend.

View through the messmates from my studio. © Katrina Newman
View through the messmates from my studio. © Katrina Newman
View of Arthurs Seat State Park from my studio on a rather dull day last week. © Katrina Newman
View of Arthurs Seat State Park from my studio on a rather dull day last week. © K. Newman