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Everyone loves beautifully scented candles right? Make the whole experience better by burning them in your very own handmade vessel or holder. In this workshop you can make candle stick holders, small vessels or tea light holders the scope is unlimited but the time is not! Make and decorate all in a day. They will make fantastic gifts to give or keep. Candle equipment & wax not included.
Food in a bowl; it’s right on trend and that’s because food just tastes better in a bowl! Come and make six, one of a kind bowls to pop your overnight oats, poached pears or sassy summer salads in. Roll, cut, make, decorate… and they are ready for firing and glazing. Eloise will guide you through the hand-building process, teaching you tips and tricks to help you and your bowls shine!
A great intro to clay: yes, you CAN make your own set of gorgeous, unique dinner or side plates… in a day! Roll them out, let them sit, form the edges and decorate… and they are ready for firing and glazing. Eloise teaches a variety of hand-building and slab rolling techniques and will inspire heaps of creative ideas!
Been watching endlessly cool You Tube videos on knife making and wondered if you could do it?
Well, now you can – without the outlay of setting up your own gear. Join Willie van Niekerk of Kiwi Blade Knives for a fun day of knife making and make yourself a knife to be proud of.
Willie will give you the inside tips needed to make your knife unique, functional and stylish. With knowledge accumulated over decades, Willie will help you create a knife that you’ll use everyday and be keen to show your friends and family.
Talented local potter, Raewyn, teaches coiling & slab building; pinch pots; working with moulds & experimenting with different styles, textures and finishes. Create sculptural pieces or useful domestic ware. (Wheels are available). Fees cover material for an initial piece. More clay can be bought later in class.
Learn or develop your knowledge of the basics, from copper foil to lead lighting, while you work on your own stained glass project. Beginners are taught glass cutting techniques while making fantastic objects. Materials and equipment costs vary. Beginners buy a $15 starter pack on the first night.
This is a ‘mini workshop’ on the wonderful creative world of cast glass. You will learn all the processes involved in making glass objects and make your own beautiful crystal glass bird or house tile if you’re a beginner and if you’ve been before then step it up and make a beautiful glass kete to take home for your window ledge or give as a gift. You will be ‘hooked’ on glass after coming to this workshop. Enjoy learning and making something new.
Simon draws on more than 30 years experience to help beginners with the basic construction of plain rings, stone-set rings, pendants and earrings and extends advanced students’ knowledge of design and construction. Beginner’s starter pack costs $55. More silver, gold and stones can be purchased later.
Want to make yourself a beautiful tightly woven cord to wear your pendants on with pride. In this workshop you will make a sample and then get started on your own unique Kumihimo braided cord. We’ll use 8 strands to create a round cord. The thinner the strands the thinner your cord will end up. Use leather, cotton, bamboo silk, ribbon or a combination of many.
Are you are a total beginner just dying to make something in silver: this great workshop is for YOU! By home-time you will have made a simple, stylish and very wearable silver ring, set with a 3mm stone of your choice. Achieve more than you thought possible (Materials cost is $80 and included in the fee, precious stones cost extra)
This four hour workshop is perfect for beginners and ages 12 and up. We will go through two simple macrame techniques to wrap your chosen gemstone, and also look at braiding and fastening techniques to complete your very own necklace. The perfect way to display a special stone and keep it close to your heart. Workshop fee includes Macrame cord, gemstones, tape and cups of tea! Suitable for ages 12+ years.
Precious Silver Clay is a non-toxic, user-friendly substance that, once dried and fired, turns into pure silver. Make a beautiful leaf pendant in this workshop and while it’s firing, create another small, textured pendant or a pair of earrings. Two pieces of unique jewellery in one workshop! The materials cost $80 and are included in the fee.
This introduction to the fascinating and beautiful art of glass fusing will teach you how to safely cut glass and then, using hot glass and diachroic glass, make jewellery of your own design. If there is time, we will also create a unique coaster for your cuppa or glass of tipple. All materials and tools are provided.
During this workshop you will learn about the practices associated with Maori art, creating your own contemporary Toki bone carving, complete with binding and adjustable cord. You will be introduced to a massive new technical skill set through a design process that uses grinders, drills, wet and dry sanding and polishing tools. You will also learn binding and lashing traditions used throughout Polynesia.
Learn about the practices associated with Māori arts whilst creating a marama (moon) taonga in this one day workshop. Using diamond wheels, drills, wet and dry sanding, and polishing tools, participants will get to create a Marama pendant. Traditional Polynesian braiding and lashing techniques will complete the pendant ready to wear in this contemporary Tikanga based workshop. Suitable for ages 12+