If you’re interested in watching demonstrations 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 the 9th & 10th March 2019.
Expect to fill all your senses during a demonstration of the technique – there’s the the heat of the gas, the noise of the torch, the smell of the burning cuttlefish bone, the excitement of watching as the silver becomes molten and is carefully poured into the cuttlefish bone mould, and the snap crackle and pop as it cools.
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 http://www.losttrades.info there you’ll also be able to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid any long drawn out queues to get in.
I’ve teamed up with Sandi Faulkner to host a pop-up gallery this year. Doors open Friday 23rd November in Red Hill Victoria. Please subscribe for further updates.
The Lost Trades Fair in Kyneton March 2018 by Better Homes and Gardens featuring yours truly with Joh Griggs. You can watch the whole show on 7plus.
For more videos on the Cuttlefish casting technique visit my Youtube Channel at https://youtu.be/mhsK5-xp-L4
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 at 69 Cinerama Crescent McCrae. 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.
I’ll be opening my studio this Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm, please feel welcome to drop in during these times. You’ll find me at 69 Cinerama Crescent McCrae on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
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!
If you’re interested in visiting an art gallery or artist studio during your holiday on the Mornington Peninsula, my studio gallery is always open by appointment. Please give me a call on 0413 304 013 or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time. This weekend I’m open from 10 to 5pm each day.
Summertime necklace © Katrina Newman
Desert colour earrings © Katrina Newman
Hot afternoon lampwork glass bead earrings © Katrina Newman
Blue on blue lampwork glass bead earrings © Katrina Newman
‘Mound Spring’ pendant in sterling silver with Katrina’s lamp-worked glass bead in ivory white and dark topaz with Sterling silver snake chain © Katrina Newman
Jetty posts sterling silver cufflinks © Katrina Newman
Mountain ring square © Katrina Newman
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
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.
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.