Artists – The Peninsula Star

A big thank you to Alan Davidson at The Peninsula Star  for this great article about my work as a Gold and Silversmith.

Artists – The Peninsula Star

 

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Christmas Gift Guide & Shopping

It’s hard to believe how quickly this year has passed, but it’s no surprise that I’m busy making exciting new jewellery for you to choose from in my studio gallery.

I’m opening my studio gallery each weekend for Christmas shopping from 3 to 18 December, Saturdays and Sundays 12 pm to 5pm. Please feel welcome to drop in.

If you’re busy on the weekends, keep a look out for an open evening to be announced shortly, or give me a call to arrange a private appointment.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Cuttlefish bone casting demonstrations

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Expect to fill all your senses at one of my cuttlefish bone casting demonstrations on the Sunday 13th and 20th November as part of the Peninsula Studio Trail open studio weekends.

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 I carefully pour into the cuttlefish bone mould.

I will talk you through the process from carving the cuttlefish to casting, then back in the studio you can learn about the finishing stages of my refined contemporary jewellery. It is here that most of the hard work is done, as I take a very rough cast to a highly polished work of art that I sell directly from my studio.

My jewellery is contemporary, some might say bold statement pieces, they reflect my love of the sea and the Australian landscape.

I’ve been a resident of the Mornington Peninsula for over 17 years, taking up the art of Cuttlefish bone casting shortly after moving to these shores.

On Saturday and Sunday 12,13, & 19, 20 November my studio will be open in conjunction with the Peninsula Studio Trail artists  from 10am-5pm.

 

Jewellery World February 2016

Please enjoy this article ‘Casting from Nature’ a jeweller profile featuring yours truly, which featured in Jewellery World magazine February 2016, pages 24 and 25.  Many thanks to Cheryl Harty and Jewellery World for this wonderful profile.

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Valentines Day Gifts

Beautiful pendants, rings, necklaces and bracelets are available for your Valentine in my McCrae studio.

All pieces are made to the highest standard, the pendants and rings are bold statement pieces, and you can expect quality craftsmanship and unique designs.  You’ll be sure to find the perfect piece for your Valentine.

Please contact me via my contact page to arrange an appointment to visit my studio in McCrae. Or visit my online shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/KatrinaNewman

‘Refined’ closing

Sunday 31 January 2016, the final day of my show ‘Refined’ at Antipodes Bookshop Gallery in Sorrento. It’s been great meeting  people every weekend and sharing information about the techniques and my influences, amd hearing your thoughts about my work.

Fear not, if you haven’t been able to get to Antipodes, my studio is always open by appointment from Thursday through to Sunday.  A lot of the unsold work will also be available shortly in my shop on Etsy (click on the Shop menu at the top of the page to go straight there).

Thanks to Jane at Antipodes, and the wonderful staff Annette, Sue and Jodie for your support during the show.

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‘Trace of Life’ pendant in sterling silver © Katrina Newman

Pendants at Refined

These pendants and many more are available at my solo exhibition ‘Refined’ at Antipodes Bookshop Gallery in Sorrento until the end of January.

I am at the gallery each weekend afternoon from 2pm to talk about the techniques I use to create these bold and unique pieces of contemporary jewellery.

Cuff-links and rings at Refined

Men will also find a selection of rings and cuff-links at my exhibition ‘Refined’.

I’ll be available again this weekend from 2:00 to 5:00pm, to answer any questions about my work, to share with you information about the inspiration behind each piece, and the techniques I use.

Please drop into Antipodes Bookshop Gallery Sorrento, in the downstairs gallery, and say hello.

‘Refined’ the opening

It was a great opening of ‘Refined’ my exhibition at Antipodes Bookshop Gallery in Sorrento today.  The exhibition is open 7 days a week until the 31st January. I’ll be there each weekend afternoon from 2pm. Please drop in and say hello, and learn a little about the techniques I use to make my contemporary statement jewellery.

Painting plinths for ‘Refined’

Busy with last minute preparations for ‘Refined’, my exhibition of contemporary jewellery opening on the 2nd January 2016. See you at Antipodes Bookshop Gallery (in the downstairs gallery) in Sorrento after 2pm on Saturday!