Guildhouse collaborated with San W Gallery and Studio to develop the studio to be a world-class facility to run jewellery workshops for beginners and master-classes for established artists.
The studio will also accommodate making in metal and small components in glass and ceramics. Five South Australian creative professionals have developed and helped implement the plans for the studio. Jeweller’s Jess Dare, Sue Lorraine led the planning for the metal and hot flame work facilities, Kirsten Coelho led the ceramics section and Deb Jones made recommendations for the glass casting facilities. Lighting expert Geoff Cobham advised on lighting of the whole facility. Christian Hall, Head of Metal at JamFactory was commissioned to go to China to set up the studio and Leslie Matthews trained San W Gallery/Studio staff.
The Gallery is a fully equipped exhibition space where the Nature exhibition with eleven South Australian jewellers is currently showing.
Read about the Nature Exhibition at San W Gallery
Image: San W Gallery, Pudong, Shanghai. Photograph David Campbell