Introduction to Metal Smithing Workshop

Learn how to make jewellery with recycled metals



3 hours Class size 1 to 14     label $95

Looking for unique things to do in Brisbane? Under the guide of silversmith Jemica Ostrofski, learn how to design and fabricate textured jewellery using recycled metals.

The basic metalsmithing techniques of mark-making will be explored using various hammers, letter stamps, number stamps and other tools. You will then have the opportunity to create your own unique design.

This intro style workshop will run for three hours in which you will have the option of making – a pendant, earrings, cuff links, or brooch. This workshop hosts a maximum of 15 students, ensuring everyone gets the most out of a session.

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.


What you'll get
  • Sheet of recycled Aluminium/Copper/Brass
  •  Additional recycled metals that could be used
  •  Findings to turn creation into jewellery
  •  Industrial strength glue
  •  Gift box/pouch to store your creations in

What to bring
  • All necessary tools and materials will be provided on the day, however, feel free to bring along any other found metals and see if they can be incorporated – napkin holders, cutlery, metal crockery etc.
  •  Imagery of any jewellery ideas you might like to draw inspiration from
  • A pen and paper to take note
  • Wear enclosed shoes
  • No loose items of clothing (as they may get caught in equipment)
  •  Hair tied back


Jemica Ostrofski (your teacher) adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

Location

Work-Shop Brisbane - 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD

Your teacher
Jemica Ostrofski

Jemica Ostrofski

4.8 (17)

Meekz Contemporary Jewellery is the independent label of Queensland based silversmith Jemica Ostrofski. In 2009 Jemica graduated from the Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honours, after majoring in Gold and Silversmithing and gaining a passion for minimalist sculptural form.

Adopting an ethically responsible and environmentally friendly practice, all Jemica’s collections are made using recycled, found and repurposed materials. Using traditional silversmithing techniques Jemica transforms the everyday into something unique and beautiful.

Jemica runs workshops in metal texturing (mark-making with metal), recycled wire weaving (our signature jewellery style of wire manipulation and weaving), riveting and hand sawing (traditional riveting and hand sawing skills), copper ring making (metal texturing and ring making techniques) and traditional ring making for two (traditional soldering techniques used in ring making).




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (2242)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

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Harriet Wood Jun 2021


I had a fantastic afternoon on this workshop. The teacher Meeks was so friendly and helpful with each stage of making the jewellery and made it super fun! As someone who’s not naturally creative or has any experience, I came away with a set of earrings I love. So would highly recommend!

Maree Martin Jun 2021


Great class! Had lots of fun and made some beautiful pieces of jewellery. Would recommend.

Leila Watson Jun 2021


Enjoyed learning some metal smithing techniques. Great teacher, very easy to follow and produce something amazing by the end of the class.

Introduction to Metal Smithing Workshop review by Leila Watson Sydney

Lydia Peterson Jun 2021


First effort on metalsmithing so gained knowledge about materials and tools. Information on use of equipment and materials appreciated. Instructions were concise and assistance was generously provided. I enjoyed and gained knowledge from this class. Lydia Peterson

Catriona Bisset May 2021


My son and I had a great time. Thanks Meekz you’re brilliant, so organised, explaining everything so clearly to the complete novice Venue worked Really well.
We’ll be back!
Cat

Deborah Angelis May 2021


A fun and informative class using tools which I would not usually have an opportunity to use

Jewellery Making workshop review by Deborah Angelis Sydney

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Kathleen Hessling May 2021


Great fun. Even though it was a large group you didn't have to wait long for shared tools or assistance. Excellent teacher.

Alison Rogers Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Meekz held an amazing workshop, with a great variety of tools to get us into metalsmithing. The venue was perfect for this workshop, and had good parking on the street.

Introduction to Metal Smithing Workshop review by Alison Rogers

Coco Newbery Feb 2021


Jemica is really skilled at teaching her passion to people who have never done it, or anything like it before. We came into the class ready to give it a red hot crack but unsure that we would be any good at it. She helped us along the entire way and was always there to answer all the questions that we had. Our pieces turned out fantastic! We’re both really keen to come back and try another of her workshops with other friends and fam this year. Thanks again!
Coco Newbery

Introduction to Metal Smithing Workshop review by Coco Newbery

Jessica Schieren Nov 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Jemika was constantly helpful and had great ideas :) lots of quality products to choose from as well

Jewellery Making workshop review by Jessica Schieren

Nerida Talbot Nov 2020


Was a wonderful class Jemica was a patient and fantastic teacher who explained everything easily and clearly to give the confidence to make a fantastic piece of jewellery! Loved every minute.

Introduction to Metal Smithing Workshop review by Nerida Talbot

Jasmine Campbell Oct 2020


Very informative and friendly. Everything needed was provided for. Loved the variety of materials and projects.

Katy Weir Oct 2020


Jemica is great! Fun practical and helpful - focussed on the positive! Great to make personalised items for gifts - I learned how to make earrings ❤️

Stephanie Bonel Mar 2020


Love that’s it’s accessible and easy to be guided through because I know nothing about making jewellery.

Simone Medina Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This workshop was great. The venue was well set up. The teacher was lovely. I had so much fun. I made earrings and I’m excited to book in again.

Robert Rickard Feb 2020


It was fun. Good time had, with ac it would be amazing.

Would go back again

Simone Medina Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher was lovely. The class was set out very well. All the tools and equipment were well set up. It was fun and I learnt a lot.
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