Lost Trades Fair Bendigo 2020

From carving the cuttlefish to casting the design in sterling silver expect to be excited as you watch my demonstrations of cuttlefish casting at the Lost Trades Fair on the 7th and 8th March 2020 at Bendigo Racecourse.

This year the Lost Trades Fair is moving to Bendigo, so make the most of the March long weekend and start planning your visit to the Golden City of Victoria.

The Lost Trades Fair is such an action packed weekend, I hear only great things about the artisans from the visitors and receive the most wonderful compliments throughout the weekend. I see people coming back again and again to my demonstrations as they’re mesmerised by the whole experience from carving to casting.

You can expect to fill all your senses when you see my cuttlefish casting demonstrations there’s the heat from the gas torch, the smell of burning cuttlefish, the sight of the glistening molten silver as it’s poured into the cuttlefish mould, and the opportunity to touch the raw cast prior to me working on it to produce the unique designs of my handmade artisan jewellery. I’ll also have an exhibition of my recent work on display for sale.

For more information on the location and to pre purchase your tickets please visit http://www.losttrades.info or follow my Instagram or Facebook page for updates.

Cuttlefish casting at the Lost Trades Fair 2019

Lost Trades Fair featuring on Better Homes & Gardens Friday 21 September!

The Lost Trades Fair will be featured on Better Homes & Gardens this Friday 21 September 2018 on Channel 72 at 7pm. Please check your local TV guide for details.

I had the pleasure of meeting Joh Griggs and Jason Hodges from Better Homes and Gardens as I demonstrated cuttlefish casting in Kyneton at the Lost Trades Fair this year. Did I make it on the show? We’ll find out tomorrow night.

Please contact me to arrange a visit to my studio or subscribe to my blog for an invitation to my open studio in November each year.

Cuttlefish casting at the Lost Trades Fair Kyneton 2018

Cuttlefish casting at the Lost Trades Fair in Kyneton as Joh Griggs and Jason Hodges from Better Homes and Gardens look on

Describing the process of cuttlefish casting to Joh Griggs from Better Homes and Gardens at the Lost Trades Fair in Kyneton 2018

Festival of Glass

Next Sunday the 17th February is the annual Festival of Glass at Drysdale on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria.  I have been welcomed by the festival committee and will have a stall among 60+ other glass artists and retailers selling my jewellery.

I thank my little sister Sophie from Wildstones Creative Glass who recommended the event to me and who will also be there on the day.

The annual Festival of Glass celebrates the beauty and versatility of glass. It is unique in Australia and one of only a handful of similar events worldwide. The Festival of Glass vision is to become the primary showcase for glass-related art, craft and industry in Australia.

The event is held at the Bellarine Secondary College Sport Centre, Peninsula Drive off Anderson Road Drysdale Victoria (Melways Map 470 F3). Admission is Free.

As I write this over 100 new glass beads have almost completed the kiln annealing process, before I set to cleaning and assembling on my handcrafted findings.

It’s going to be a colourful day, do drop by and say hello.

Festival of Glass logo

Kiln annealing my glass beads © Katrina Newman.
Kiln annealing my glass beads © Katrina Newman.