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.

 

Open Studio 2016

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Look out for this advertisement in the Mornington Peninsula Magazine November issue, together with a short story about my work and open studio event.

I look forward to welcoming you all to my studio soon.

Workshops of the World

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My McCrae studio © Katrina Newman

Workshops of the World

Workshops of the World have provided a glimpse into my studio in this wonderful article.

My studio is always open; however in November I open my studio over two consecutive weekends in conjunction with the Peninsula Studio Trail. These open days allow me to share with the visitors, the processes, techniques and work that goes into making the beautiful one off refined rings, pendants, earrings, necklaces, cufflinks and other works I puts on show.

I look forward to welcoming you to my studio on the 12, 13 and 19, 20 November 2016 at 69 Cinerama Crescent McCrae. If you would like to attend at another time please click on the Contact link or call me on 0413 304 013.

Refined

An exhibition of my contemporary statement jewellery opening the 2nd January 2016 and running throughout January at Antipodes Bookshop Gallery, Sorrento.

‘Refined’ is an exhibition of jewellery made using the ancient technique of cuttlefish casting. Each piece, be it a pendant or a ring, is refined into an elegant work of art.  They have a character all of their own, with a special feature and design that reflects my sense of place, and my relationship to the natural beauty of Australia, from the erosion of our ancient mountains, to the movement of the sea and our oceans that surround the Mornington Peninsula.

All my work is made to the highest standard, the pendants and rings are bold statement pieces, you can expect quality craftsmanship and a unique design.  You’ll be sure to find the perfect piece to complement your wardrobe.

I’ll be in the gallery each weekend afternoon talking about the techniques I use and the inspiration behind each work. They’ll be over 60 pieces on display.

 

A sample of Katrina's jewellery
© Katrina Newman

 

 

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.