Jewellery Making Workshop with Marian Hosking


Marian Hosking is an educator, jeweller and silversmith and joins us for an introduction to the simple methods of jewellery making.

Participants will have the opportunity to consider and create a small personal logo, it could be a brooch, pendant, earring or small spoon. Using a limited range of hand tools and working with brass or copper sheeting, Marian will share some of the techniques and inspiration from her 50 years of silversmithing experience.

$85.00 adult / $75.00 student or MPRG Friend, materials and afternoon tea included. All abilities welcome!

Marian Hosking’s career as a silversmith spans several decades and throughout it, she has translated her passion for the individuality and essence of the Australian landscape into jewellery. Her love of the natural environment started very early – during numerous childhood outings led by her mother, a keen conservationist, ‘in search of wildflowers and diverse ecosystems, along roads that often bogged the car.’

Marian lives on the Mornington Peninsula, is an avid supporter of our Gallery and is a life-long friend of Julie Blyfield. We will explore Julie’s exhibition, Flowers of the Sea, as an introduction to this workshop.

Marian is noted as a dedicated and influential teacher and advocate for Australian art and craft as Head of the Gold and Silversmithing Department at Monash University until 2012. In 2003, she was named a ‘Living Treasure’ of Australia craft and in 2012, she was awarded the prestigious Colin & Cicely Rigg Contemporary Design Award at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Images : Examples of Marian's saw-cut pieces we will be making in the workshop.


  • Monday, 17 April 2023 | 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM


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