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Kathryn Wardill June 2011

Come and join me for a class in June in Brisbane. Feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested!Thanks K
Mar 4, 2011
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Beginner Glass Beadmaking workshop

Beginner Glass BeadmakingMonday 20th to Sunday 26 June 2011My workshop is part of the inaugural TAA (Textile & Art Academy) which will be held from 20-26 June 2011 at St Peters Lutheran College More
Mar 1, 2011
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Beginner Glass Beadmaking workshop

Beginner Glass BeadmakingMonday 20th to Sunday 26 June 2011My workshop is part of the inaugural TAA (Textile & Art Academy) which will be held from 20-26 June 2011 at St Peters Lutheran College More
Feb 28, 2011
Kathryn Wardill commented on Velvet da Vinci's event 'The Plastic Show'
"Hope it is a fantastic opening, I wish I could be there!"
Sep 21, 2010
Kathryn Wardill is attending Velvet da Vinci's event

The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci

October 1, 2010 to October 31, 2010
THE PLASTIC SHOWOctober 1 through October 31, 2010Opening reception Friday, October 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco presents: The Plastic Show, an exhibition featuring work from the recently published Lark Jewelry Book 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. The Plastic Show features work by 75 artists employing a variety of plastic materials such as resin, latex, rubber, epoxy, and thermoplastics, many of which are reused or recycled. We live in a plastic age. Plastics make up our…See More
Sep 21, 2010
Kathryn Wardill and SILVIA SERRA ALBALADEJO are now friends
Aug 29, 2010
Alice Whish and Kathryn Wardill are now friends
Aug 3, 2010
Kathryn Wardill and Liesl Lotte Hammer are now friends
Aug 3, 2010

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I am a contemporary jewellery....
Maker, Designer, Educator
Website/Blog Address
Kathryn Wardill. Melbourne, Australia

Glass and metal have held my attention for more than 15 years. These materials have embedded themselves so deeply in me, that all I do this think about new ways to bring them together. Most of my work is made from combining multiples of the same element. So much can be expressed by repeating a single element. My jewellery objects are made to be enjoyed and worn, they are spontaneous, colourful, quirky, and whimsical.

As a prolific maker and I am never standing still in one jewellery place for very long, I never want to stay in my jewellery comfort zone. I try to push myself to a place where I am uncomfortable, with no idea what I am doing so that when I eventually resolve the problems of the piece I feel an unbelievable sense of achievement.

A circle has no beginning, therefore no end. One piece always informs the next.

Tertiary Education:
1998 Master of Arts by Research Fine Art Gold and Silversmithing RMIT University | Graduate Diploma of Tertiary Teaching & Learning RMIT University
1995 Bachelor of Fine Art Honours (First Class Honours) - Gold and Silversmithing RMIT University
1994 Bachelor of Visual Art - Griffith University - Queensland College of Art

Solo Exhibitions:
2007 ‘Branches’ Studio Ingot, Melbourne
2002 ‘Surface Space Structure’ Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane
2001 ‘Standing Out’ Studio Ingot, Melbourne
1999 ‘Eyes are on you’ Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane
1998 ‘Fusion’ Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane | ‘Fusion’ First Site Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne
1995 ‘Creating a Language of Complexity Part 2’ Off The Beaten Track Gallery, Melbourne | ‘Creating a Language of Complexity Part 1’ South Yarra Library, Melbourne

Selected Awards:
1996 - 1998 APA Academic Award (Australian Postgraduate Award) Aust Government with 2 year Stipend
167 Flinders Lane, Downstairs
Melbourne 3000 VIC
Ph: +61 3 9639 5111

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2/234 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC 3056
Ph: +61 3 9415 6000
Contact Details
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Beginner Glass Beadmaking workshop

Beginner Glass Beadmaking

Monday 20th to Sunday 26 June 2011

My workshop is part of the inaugural TAA (Textile & Art Academy) which will be held from 20-26 June 2011 at St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly.

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 15:41

Jewellery Shock

Which jewellery/body object really shocked you when you saw it, offended you, and made you think......

“I can’t believe they made/exhibited that”

Why did it push your buttons?

For positive or negative reasons, I would like to hear about it.

I am currently putting together a jewellery theory lecture to be presented in the USA in March 2010. Please respond & let me know who & why.

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 7:14 — 2 Comments

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At 3:11 on December 19, 2010, Emer Duffy said…
Thanks for the friend request Kathryn, I love the colours you use in your work! Emer 
At 1:20 on August 23, 2010, SILVIA SERRA ALBALADEJO said…
At 2:46 on August 2, 2010, Paolo Curcio said…
Thanks for add me to your's friends ,amazing works!
At 6:31 on July 21, 2010, Dore Stockhausen said…
Great to see your work! Thanks for being my friend cheers Dore
At 22:07 on June 23, 2010, Miriam Rowe said…
oooooooh- lovely colours! Your pieces are gorgeous, thank you for the friend request. I'm completely in love with the green and pink piece in your profile photo!
I see you did a lecture in the USA in March- where did you go? I'm originally from the States even though I now live in England.
At 0:46 on May 31, 2010, jan dunsford said…
Thank you for the friendship request, Kathryn! It's an honor. I love the exuberance and celebration in you work!

At 7:49 on December 14, 2009, Gina Stutchbury said…
Hi Kathryn
Love the way you are blending colour and form in your work
Thanks for the friendship request!
Gina Stutchbury
At 7:52 on December 12, 2009, May Bartrum said…
Hi Katherine!
Thanks for kick starting me off my 'Nigel' status! I am looking forward to seeing who else is here and looking at all the fabulous work!
:) May
At 22:19 on December 11, 2009, vijay bhargav said…
hello kathryn! great going!! i appreciate your work... its amazing!!! thanks for being my friend.
At 14:51 on December 2, 2009, Phill Mason said…
Hey K.,
If you haven't received your letter from Lark today, then you will be very soon, because I got mine today...
I got two declines and one acceptance, which I figure probably isn't too bad, because I bet they were inundated...
The hard part to get my head around is the basis for yea or nay. The acceptance was a slide transparency. The rebuts were digital, but shot by a pro... Was it the medium, or the message...?
Did you get your '500 silver' off in the post today?
Best wishes,

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