Sydney College of the Arts Masterclass:

Surface in Depth, with Stefano Marchetti, Italy

20th – 24th January 2014
9.30am – 4.30pm, 5 sessions by 6 hours Monday to Friday
Workshop Fee (including GST): $600
Earlybird Price (Before 17th December): $550

Stefano Marchetti is a well known Italian jeweller from the Padua School. He has delivered lectures and workshops throughout Europe, in Hong Kong and the USA, has exhibited extensively since 1992, won numerous awards and prizes and has work in public and private collections in Europe, the USA and the UK.

Surface in depth

Micro-mosaic is a process of fusing small pieces of metal together to create larger forms containing detail and texture.

In this hands-on Master Class participants will be introduced to the micro-mosaic metal technique by expert Stefano Marchetti.

This five day course includes an introduction to metal alloys and metal fusion, preparation of metal mosaic, exploration of mosaic soldering and fusing and finishing techniques. The program also includes discussions on “Pointillisme in metal”; the possible meanings of ‘jewellery’; and jewellery’s place in Art History.

Participants will produce jewellery pieces using the mosaic technique.


This workshop is aimed at participants with some prior experience in designing and making jewellery. Participants need to be self directed, able to use a torch (anneal, solder) and have an interest in exploring their practice further.

Materials and Tools:

Participants should bring their own hand tools where possible. Also bring pens, pencils, a notebook and a camera.

Materials needed are base metals, 50 grams of fine silver and some gold is optional. Further details will be provided on enrolment.