Welcome! My name is Kirra-Lea and I am a trade-qualified jeweller who has been manufacturing for over 10 years. My passion lies in contemporary jewellery, particularly inspired by raw materials and natural phenomena. I have been using the sand casting technique for over 5 years and for the past 3 I have been doing cast in place sapphires. - BOOK NOW!
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In my one day workshop I will guide you through the process of designing and sand-casting your very own sterling silver jewellery pieces with cast-in-place sapphires. This workshop is specifically designed to cater to both novices with no previous experience, and more advanced jewellers who are interested in adding to their skill set. You will leave the workshop inspired with a sense of accomplishment, your pieces polished and ready to wear.
I will be providing a variety of rough sapphires sourced from the Coolamon Mine in Queensland, and 30g of sterling silver. Sand casting can be used to replicate almost any hard object and turn it into precious jewellery, I offer an extensive array of objects to mould and cast, but you can bring along your own hard objects. You also have the option of bringing your own silver, sapphires to add a more personal touch to the experience. The materials provided will allow you to make up to 3 pieces of jewellery.
All you need to bring is yourself! Snacks, tea and coffee are also offered. Please arrive dressed appropriately: closed in shoes, long pants, hair tied back; note that we are working with clay, so it can get a little messy. The classes are limited to 6 students to ensure a guided, attentive experience. I look forward to creating with you!
Duration: 7 hours over one class 10am – 5pm
If you are also interested in wax-carving techniques, you might want to consider the Psychic Deserts workshop. Please note, lost wax carved pieces are not cast in the workshop, and the classes run over two half days.
Workshop location: Workshops are held at the Claw Creative studio 120-122 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy Melbourne.