Jewellery making, natural drawing, flower crowns... something new!
Meet The Tutors
Hallmarks of Diane Appleby’s handmade jewellery are design, colour and craftsmanship.
“At the heart of every design is an inspiration, whether I am creating a collection for an exhibition or working with a client to create a uniquely personal piece. I find the satisfaction of bringing a concept to life from a few simple sketches to a finished form extremely exciting."
Diane completed her Master of Art in Gold and Silversmithing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2003. She has taught in the Jewellery and Object Design Department, Sydney Institute of Technology, Design Centre Enmore, and at the College of Fine Art, University of NSW.
Lizette creates beautiful silver and gold jewellery from her beachside studio Silverpaperstring. Working directly with these precious metals, the studio is teeming with original handmade pieces including earrings, rings, pendants and necklaces.
In her silver jewellery workshops, Lizette is always extremely happy to share her knowledge, techniques, and usage of specific tools for the craft. Along with constant laughter and jokes, students enjoy the can-do attitude and openness to individual design that Lizette encourages.
Lizette completed her bachelor of Gold and Silversmithing at the Australian National University. As a Visual Arts teacher at the local highschool, Carroll College, Lizette is beloved by students both at school and here at Steph’s.
Neisha is our wonderful local florist, owning both The Wild Rose Florist in Moruya and a big passion for all things floral.
Designing with elegance and utilizing the beauty of the wide range of botanicals that she sources, Neisha creates dazzling bouquets, wreaths, crowns and also floral arrangements for weddings.
In classes, Neisha is bubbly and encouraging with the most infectious smile. She shares her design expertise and creation techniques to ensure all students love what they make.
Julie Mia Holmes
Julie Mia Holmes is a Printmaker and artist who loves animals and the natural world. If not lurking in her studio you can usually find her following limpet directions and mollusc highways on Broulee Island, camera and journal in hand.
Julie studied Printmaking and Drawing with Honours at the ANU's School of Art in Canberra, Australia and now lives on the South Coast of New South Wales.
Julie is happiest elbow deep in ink and playing with paper.