WORKSHOP | Electro-etched jewellery with Clare Poppi

WORKSHOP | Electro-etched jewellery with Clare Poppi

When: Sat 6th of March 2021

Time: 10:00am - 2.00pm

Duration: 4 hours

Whereartisan 45 King St Bowen Hills

Cost: $185 per person

Suitable for : Ages18+. No experience necessary


About the workshop:

In this workshop, you will learn how to electro-etch sterling silver using silver nitrate and a laboratory power supply using an environmentally sustainable technique. Each participant will make either a pair of earrings or a pendant during the three hour workshop. Silver blanks will be provided and participants will draw their own unique designs onto the surface of the metal in preparation for etching. This course is suitable for beginners with no experience or jewellers who wish to add a new skill to their repertoire.

We provide:

  • Examples so you can understand what your finished product will look like
  • A sheet of silver, electro-etching machine and all equipment to finish your creation to take home on the day
  • Tea, coffee and snacks

What to bring:

  • Notepad and pen for sketching
  • Closed in shoes and your imagination!

About Clare Poppi:

Clare Poppi is an artists based in South East QLD whose practice is concerned with sustainable and ethical approaches to jewellery making. She works predominantly with precious metals and natural objects, preferring recyclable or biodegradable materials.

As well as her art practice, Clare teaches at the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane Institute of Art and with Flying Arts Queensland. Clare completed her Master of Visual Arts in 2019 and continues her research on how the relationship between maker and wearer can challenge fast fashion and yield sustainable outcomes.

COVID-Safe Policy:

Please be assured artisan has well considered COVID-safe protocols regarding our workshop programming. You will be offered socially distanced seating, access to your own PPE sanitation options at your workspace, and a large extremely well ventilated workshop venue. If you have any queries, please contact

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Please note this workshop can be cancelled by artisan due to unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be refunded accordingly and as soon as possible.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator.

Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted.

Bookings cancelled within a week of the workshop commencing will NOT be refunded.

You are welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to

IMAGE: Claire Poppi 2020