In this jewellery workshop you will learn how to observe, explore, and rework materials. You will make new jewellery objects from found objects, old jewellery, detritus and the discarded.
Through careful observation and enquiry of materials you will explore ideas around form, surface, texture, scale and weight. Then, by using simple methods of construction and joining, and through problem-solving to overcome technical difficulties, you will be able to transfer what you learn in the workshop to your kitchen table or home workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to enable you to extend your awareness of materials and to increase your understanding of jewellery, what it is - and what it can be - in a playful, inquisitive way that is process-driven and hands-on.
3-Day Workshop 17-19 Jan 2013 10am-4pm each day Fee: $210.00 (Early bird $190) Morning & afternoon tea provided BYO Lunch
Tutor: Stella Chrysostomou
Stella is a conceptual jeweller who investigates at the edges of contemporary jewellery practice. She is interested in revealing and challenging our psychological and societal preconceptions of jewellery.
She studied Craft Design, majoring in jewellery, at Whitireia Community Polytechnic from 1996-98. Since then she has concentrated on exhibiting and has presented her work in solo, group and invited shows both in New Zealand and overseas. Predominately a maker, she also curates and writes. She was the co-organiser of Making Sense, The Suter, 2002, and submitted her first solo show, HOLE, successfully for inclusion in the Jewellery Out of Context international touring exhibition. Her first curatorial exhibition, LIKE: An Experiment in Interpretation, was supported by Creative New Zealand and was shown at The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson and the Hawkes Bay Museum & Art Gallery in Napier. In 2009 she established a platform, CJP (Community Jewellery Projects) to stimulate jewellery practice and participation in the Nelson community. Thanks to funding from CNZ Stella is currently developing a new body of work called Bliss that will show at Objectspace, Auckland and G-Space, NMIT, Nelson in 2013. MORE ABOUT STELLA