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

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 @ 69 Cinerama Crescent, McCrae.   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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‘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

‘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.

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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

 

 

What can you expect to see at my Open Studio on 14, 15 & 21, 22 November 2015?

 

I’m hosting another Open Studio over the next two weekends and you’re all welcome to visit. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy my stunning contemporary jewellery in the beautiful surrounds of my McCrae studio and garden. You may choose to witness the fiery cuttlefish casting demonstrations that will be occurring on the weekends, or do some early Christmas shopping. I’m opening my studio as part of the Peninsula Studio Trail open studio weekends.

Please feel welcome to drop in and see my recent contemporary rings and pendants that I am preparing for my next solo show, opening at Antipodes Bookshop Gallery in Sorrento on the 2 January 2016; and not forgetting my colourful lamp worked glass bead jewellery.

I will be demonstrating cuttlefish casting on Sunday afternoons, if you’re interested in attending a demonstration please send me an email and I’ll let you know what times are available.

For a map of the 19 artists participating in this years open studios please click here to download your copy, or visit http://peninsulastudiotrail.org for more information.

I look forward to welcoming you at my studio.

St Valentine Day Special

 

 

These beautiful necklaces and bracelet are available for your Valentine with an extra sterling silver heart at no extra charge for this Valentine’s Day.

These stunning works are designed to add your favourite charms and trinkets too as you build your collection.  The chains are solid sterling silver and the beads were lamp-worked by me in my studio, and kiln annealed to avoid the risk of breakage.

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

Point Nepean Market 18 January 2015

Enjoy Sunday exploring the Point Nepean Market and a stroll through the beautiful National Park.  You will find me at site 53. If you can’t make it you are always welcome at my studio by appointment.

I have over 90 pairs of my stunning handmade glass bead earrings to choose from, and a large selection of silver rings and pendants. All my beads are kiln annealed to reduce the risk of breakage.

I offer PayPal payments and Credit card processing to make sure you wont miss out.

The market is open from 9am – 2pm for more details click anywhere on this line, or visit www.craftmarkets.com.au .