Pecha Kucha at Sovereign Hill

I’m very pleased to announce that tomorrow evening I’ll be participating in the Pecha Kucha event presented by Rare Trades in Sovereign Hill Ballarat. I’ll be in great company with a bell maker, wheelwright, heritage locksmith and many more artisans sharing information about their trades and rare crafts.

If you’ve been missing the Lost Trades Fair as I have, then this is a great opportunity to meet artisans and people practicing rare trades, engage with them and hear them talk to their work, inspiration and processes they use.

I’ll be presenting on how I use the ancient technique of cuttlefish bone casting in my contemporary jewellery concluding with some finished contemporary jewellery. If you’re interested in joining me it’s a $5 entry at the Victoria Theatre & United States Bar, at Sovereign Hill tomorrow night. Please click on this link to Pecha Kucha for further details.

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 or follow my Instagram or Facebook page for updates.

Cuttlefish casting at the Lost Trades Fair 2019

Cuttlefish Casting at the Lost Trades Fair 2018

If you’re interested in watching a demonstration of cuttlefish casting, I’ll be providing plenty of opportunities for you to see the fun and learn about the technique at this years Lost Trades Fair in Kyneton on the Labour Day weekend, 10th & 11th March 2018.

Expect to fill all your senses during a demonstration of the technique – there’s the smell of the burning cuttlefish bone, the heat of the gas, the noise of the torch, and the excitement of watching as the silver becomes molten and is carefully poured into the cuttlefish bone mould.

I’ll be demonstrating the carving and casting across both days, I’ll also have an exhibition of recent work available for sale, please come and say hi.

For more information on the Lost Trades Fair please click on the following link there you’ll also be able to purchase your tickets in advance, save 20% and avoid any long drawn out queues to get in.

Open Studio & Launch for Australia to the Arctic

Come and join me at my next open studio as I launch my Australia to the Arctic fundraising campaign, to celebrate with friends, donors and clients from 10am to 5pm. I’ll be offering light refreshments and an exhibition of current work, plus a door prize of a pair of my lamp-work glass bead earrings to one lucky visitor.

To make a tax deductible donation please visit click here to go straight to my campaign on the Australian Cultural Fund. 

Open Studio

I’ll be opening my studio this Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm, please feel welcome to drop in during these times.  

If you can’t make it and would like to take advantage of my sale on earrings, necklaces and cufflinks please see my shop or send me a message to make another time.

See you soon!


Red Hill Easter Market tomorrow


Rings, earrings & pendants © Katrina Newman
Rings, earrings & pendants © Katrina Newman

I’m looking forward to greeting you all at my Red Hill Market stall tomorrow Saturday 19th April from 8am to 2pm.

You’ll find me just near the children’s playground. and backing on to the oval at Red Hill Recreation Reserve.




Brilliant baubles for Christmas at my open studio