Front and Back

Encase. Pendant. Sterling silver setting with sandalwood.

Enchased. Pendant. Sterling silver setting with sandalwood.

Back of the pendant shows the sandalwood through hand pierced silver.

Back of the pendant shows the sandalwood through hand pierced silver.

Here’s one of my pieces in the Pigments of Your Imagination Exhibition at Carmel School.

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Pigments of Your Imagination

I am pleased to announce that I will be taking part in the Pigments of Your Imagination exhibition at Carmel School. Proceeds go to charity, supporting a school for disadvantaged children in Israel.

Pigments of Your Imagination

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Master Cho

Last week I participated in an Engraving Workshop with Master Sung-Joon Cho from South Korea and Kenny Son from Sydney. We learnt traditional hand engraving techniques. This was something I’d never done before. With over 50 years of expertise, Master Cho made the hand tools and engraved with great precision. It was amazing to watch Master Cho in his element as he used two pendant drills at the same time (controlled by a foot pedal), one of the drills rotated clockwise and the other anticlockwise.

Here's my first attempt at engraving a traditional Korean motif by hand.

Here’s my first attempt at engraving a traditional Korean motif by hand.

Master Cho

Master Cho using two pendant drills at the same time.

Sample of Master Cho's work.

A sample of Master Cho’s engraving on steel with gold.

Steel Engraving

A sample of engraving in lines on steel with handmade tools, by Master Cho.

This clip shows Master Cho and Kenny at the Jam Factory in Adelaide, where a similar workshop was held before travelling to Perth.

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Creating Community

Pendant. 2014.  Cast sandalwood bark, sterling silver.

Pendant. 2014.
Cast sandalwood bark, sterling silver.

Looking for something to do in Perth this weekend?

Come along and check out the Churchlands SHS Creating Community Art Exhibition, where you’ll find some of my jewellery along with other local creatives.

Friday 30th May – Opening night 6-8pm

Open 10am-4pm Saturday 31 May & Sunday 1st June at the Visual Arts Centre off Memory Place, Churchlands. 

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Stefano Marchetti Workshop

Over the last few days I have participated in the Stefano Marchetti Workshop, held at Fremantle Arts Centre and supported by the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA WA). Stefano is a Master Goldsmith from Padova, Italy and specialises in creating Metal Mosaics.  It was great to be back in a collaborative studio space with other like minded individuals. Sometimes it can be quite isolating working in a studio space all by yourself, and this way you get to bounce ideas off each other and learn different techniques.

Stefano Marchetti Brooch

A brooch made by Stefano Marchetti.

We made ingots of sterling silver, shibuichi and gold before rolling  and drawing them through a metal plate to create wires. We also made our own solder to join the wires together. Everything was so fine, so a magnifying glasses were a must! This exercise was certainly great practice for soldering skills as each small mosaic square was about 1.5mm.

Fine granules were melted in a charcoal block to create ingots.

Fine granules were melted in a charcoal block to create ingots. 

Placing solder on the wires (held together with binding wire) to create precious metal mosaic patterns.

Placing solder on the wires (held together with binding wire) to create precious metal mosaic patterns.

Soldering the wires together.

Soldering the wires together.

Stefano soldering the tiny precious metal mosaics.

Stefano soldering the tiny precious metal mosaics.

At the work bench.

At the work bench.

The workshop was topped off with a beer at the pub and a certificate for having completed the Precious Metal Mosaics Masterclass with Stefano Marchetti.

The workshop was topped off with a beer at the pub and a certificate for having completed the Precious Metal Mosaics Masterclass with Stefano Marchetti.

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Thank You

I just want to say a big thank you for supporting me and my creative practice. Exciting things to come in the new year.

Christmas Wishes 2013

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my site.

Over the last couple of months I have spent some time getting my website up and running, and here it is!

Feel free to browse the Gallery and view some of my unique jewellery and object creations.

The aim of this blog is to keep you updated of what’s happening in the world of art and jewellery and not just what’s made at the bench.

You’re more than welcome to leave a comment or contact me by filling in a form.

Happy reading.

Cheers,

Hannah

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