Shibuichi earring workshops with Jill Hermans
24th -25th August or
31st Aug - 1st Sept 2019
Join local East Gippsland jewellery maker Jill Hermans in this fun weekend as she shares her renowned experience in working with the fascinating Japanese metal alloy that is Shibuichi.
Jill will demonstrate casting the copper/silver alloy (shibuichi) to produce sheet and wire, that you will then use to saw, file, fuse and reticulate (surface treatment to create texture) then colour as you make your own personal pair of earrings and more!
The workshops are suitable for jewellery making beginners and professionals alike.
The workshops will run 10 till 4 each day and will be for up to 6 participants on each weekend.
Oneofftwo is a purpose built workshop with goldsmithing benches and tools, enameling kilns and equipment. You will of course be free to bring your own hand tools if you have them.
Please wear covered shoes and be prepared to tie long hair back.
A list of what to bring will be sent out prior to the workshop.
If you have any queries please call Dore or Marcus on 5156 3270
Total cost of 2 day workshop is $280,-
To enrol in either weekend please choose dates and pay deposit of $140,- (the remainder being payable on the first day of the workshop
For those of you looking for accommodation options we can highly recommend Jetty Road Retreat or on airbnb a great little cottage as both are fantastic. They are clean, groovy and have stunning views of the lakes, islands and ocean. Best of all they are both only a short drive or walk from our studio.
Alternatively, if you feel like you really deserve to spoil yourself then head to Goldsmiths in the Forest for hosted accommodation featuring wonderful food and a beautiful, private rain-forest location. It is only a short 15 minute drive through the Colquhoun forest from oneofftwo.
If your partner or family is lucky enough to be traveling with you then they will have plenty to occupy their time whilst you are busy in the workshop. Nungurner provides plenty of outdoorsy activities including fishing, swimming, sailing and kayaking on and in the lake. Bush-walking and mountain-biking in the nearby Colquhoun forest are really great and there are two other MTB parks, each less than an hour away. Surfing at Red Bluff near Lakes Entrance can be a hoot when the swell is up too - so pack your car with all the fun gear to enjoy a wonderful break!