Make your own unique piece of botanical silver jewellery.
Create a wearable memory with Ballarat silversmith Claire McArdle in the eclectic surroundings of Windflower homewares and floristry store.
In this hands-on experience, you will learn about the process of lost wax casting to make personalised silver jewellery. Be inspired by Wildflower’s extensive range of botanicals and Ballarat’s famous gardens to create your own precious memento or unique gift.
Under the tutelage of Claire, you will use various tools, types of wax and techniques to create your own wax models, one of which will then be expertly crafted by Claire into an ever-lasting silver ring, a pair of earrings or pendant.
Claire McArdle studied gold and silversmithing at RMIT University, including partaking in an exchange program with the Estonian Academy of Arts. She has won national and international awards for jewellery making and is currently undertaking a PhD in fine arts.
This event is part of the Made of: Ballarat Experiences series. Take a guided deep dive into Ballarat’s creative culture with hands-on experiences led by award-winning makers and creators. Explore the full series at madeofballarat.com
Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Windflower Store 131 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350