A search for motif with Marian Hosking
Key elements of Marian Hosking’s work are her sensitive interpretations of natural forms and her highly effective use of repetitive saw piercing; her works are both contemplative and poetic. In 2007 Marian’s contribution to Australian culture was recognized when she was acknowledged as a Master of Australian Craft, an Australian Living Treasure by Object through the publication of a book by Claudia Terstappen & Kit Wise and a national touring solo exhibition of her work.
Jewellery carries power, desire folly and longing, in varying degrees. As Liesbeth Den Besten has stated ‘..a jewel is not only an ornament, a decoration – it prefers to be more. Like ethnological tattooing and scarification, jewellery is also a symbol: a sign that can communicate messages about social circumstances and identity.’[i]
 Liesbeth den Besten , JMGA conference On Location,making stories: siting, citing, sighting, JMGA NSW Inc., Sydney, 2006
Marian will lead a two day intensive class, questioning the impact of signifiers in the development of jewellery motifs, the workshop discussion will include:
Exploration and translation are features of the workshop.
Designed For: Jewellers and makers of small objects.
Participants will be given a list of suggested materials and tools to bring. A range of precious and non precious metals suitable for samples will be available for sale at market prices during the master class.
The course is limited to 16 participants, 5 of these places are reserved for QCA students.
Fees (inc GST):QCA STUDENT $215.00 JMGQ MEMBER $275.00 NonQCA/JMGQ $300.00
Date: Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 July 2012 (two days)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (includes 1 x 15 minute break and 1 x 45 minute lunch break)
Venue: The Jewellery & Small Objects Department
Queensland College of Art Griffith University, 226 Grey Street, South Bank Brisbane.