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Class No 715 – fee $420 + $50 Materials fee


Tutor: Vaune Mason

Sorry This Class Is Full – A Waiting List Is Available Though

This class will explore some of the ways we can use colour in jewellery. We will use some very simple techniques with vitreous enamels, titanium, coloured pencil, gesso, paints and gold and silver leaf. The first three days will be spent exploring these materials before settling on a preferred material or technique and creating one or more completed pieces. Students can expect to make several pieces during the week, with even sample pieces becoming simple items of jewellery – earrings or pendants.

Alongside our explorations of colour, the class will cover some simple jewellery making techniques –soldering, creating earring and necklace connections, riveting your enamelled or colour treated materials together, and making simple bezel settings for enamelled items or stones. For more advanced students, there will also be time to learn other setting methods including simple claw settings, raised shelf bezel settings (or collets), flush settings for small stones – whatever students need to create and finish their chosen projects.

Extra Titanium, Copper and Silver metals for use in fabricated pieces, stones and enamels as well as extra enamels, stones, chains and pre-made findings will be available to purchase. The materials fee covers enough materials for basic samples and consumables such as solder, gas, sandpaper, drills and so on.

Students are also welcome to bring works in progress for help in completion.

Vaune Mason is a Wellington based jeweller and object maker. Her work is eclectic and embraces a love of process, texture and colour. As a maker, she is well known for her sense of fantasy and dream-like imagery, as well as her consideration for the wearer, often including a secret image on the back or the insides of pieces.

Vaune has been teaching jewellery making for ten years at her workshop: Workspace Studios Ltd, as well as short courses at Whitireia NZ, and currently tutors part time at The Learning Connexion.

Vaune exhibits her work at Galleries and Boutiques around the country, and at her in-studio shop: The Makers




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