River of Gold

I’ve always loved watching molten metal or solder as it flows to join precious metal. That glistening, shiney, silver colour of liquid as you pour it into your cast. This photo was taken as I poured molten silver into a cuttlefish cast that I had prepared. I just love this photo that captured the moment so well, the photo is by Yanni Dellaportas.

I’ve just purchased a new tough camera to handle the cold, wet and varying weather conditions the Yukon River will deliver. I will be documenting my journey on the River of Gold and look forward to sharing it with you in an exhibition and several public talks.

You can make a very valuable contribution to my journey by making a tax deductible donation to my fundraising campaign ‘Australia to the Arctic’ with the Australian Cultural Fund. All the money raised will be given to me as an arts grant. The grant will be acquitted according to my budget to assist with the direct costs of the residency. Donations close on the 25 July 2017. Please follow this link to make your donation https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/australia-to-the-arctic/

Cuttlefish Casting in my studio, photo by Yanni Dellaportas ©

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 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. 

Men’s accessories

Are you looking for style, something unique? Check out my range of men’s accessories including sterling silver arm rings, rings and cufflinks. Buy online or direct from my studio gallery on the Mornington Peninsula.  I welcome custom orders.

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Mountain ring square, arm ring and monogram ring all in sterling silver © Katrina Newman
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Wave ring square and Drifting sands ring in sterling silver © Katrina Newman

A video tour of my studio

 

SALE

My lamp work glass bead necklaces and pendants will be on SALE from Thursday 12 January 2017 until sold out. Buy direct from my studio or online.

 

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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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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.

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.