About the Course
You will practice skills with copper and silver. You will explore different techniques in each term. There will be an additional cost for special equipment and materials per term ( $60 to tutor). Beginners will learn the essential techniques of saw-piercing, texturing, forming, soldering and finishing metal. We begin by practising skills with base metal and then move on to working with silver. A different process is introduced for each term, including: combining metals, making findings, bezel settings, twisting, forging, chain making, reticulation, small object making, patination and cold connections.
For safety reasons, wear closed-toed shoes, tie back long hair, and keep jewellery to a minimum
, avoid loose flowing clothing
Jane is a committed Blue Mountains maker who exhibits and sells her jewellery and silver work locally and regionally.
She is an experienced educator and community artist who specialises in working with young offenders.
Jane is also qualified to practice as an art therapist.
Her art practice is an ongoing exploration of a sense of place and identity. Collections of work have been inspired by
the south coast of England; brutalist modern architecture of British ‘new towns’; distant destinations such as Nepal
and most recently the flora of the Blue Mountains. Jane believes that to understand herself she needs to reflect on
what has shaped her by examining her environment and that of others.