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Monday 15 July 2024

Stone Ring Workshop

9.30am - 4pm Saturday 24 August 2024

Stone Ring Workshop

$250 - $270 | Eschelle Walters
Stone Ring Workshop

Cabochon stone rings by Eschelle Walters. Photograph: Amanda Galea.

Join professional jeweller Eschelle Walters for a level two silversmithing workshop in The Studio. Eschelle will guide participants through the process of making a bezel set cabochon sterling silver ring. Attendees will learn how to accurately form a bezel with an inside sleeve and the skills to flatten and taper a ring shank. Eschelle will demonstrate techniques to achieve neat soldering and steps to create an emery finish. Participants will take home a unique, ready-to-wear sterling silver ring.

This workshop is suitable for participants who have previously attended at least one silversmithing class and wish to further develop their skills. Class sizes are small to enable one-on-one teaching, so book early to ensure your spot.

Participants can select from two width options for their ring band. A variety of cabochon gemstones with different colours and markings will be available. Please note that the gemstones provided may vary from those pictured.

Member Discount 
Enter the discount code MEMBER at checkout after you select the "continue to payment" button. If you are not already an Umbrella Member and want the workshop discount, sign up here.

Umbrella Members $250 | Full Price $270

Please note that participants will be working with micro motors for extended periods of time, and that jewellery-making requires looking at small objects closely. There will also be supervised use of a gas blowtorch. A Workshop Access Requirements Form will need to be completed prior to the workshop day. Attendees must wear closed in shoes, tie their hair back and bring vision correcting glasses if they are normally worn. Umbrella will provide each participant with safety glasses and a P2 rated mask.

There will be a 30-minute lunch break during this workshop. Umbrella has a refrigerator and microwave available for use, and tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day.

Limited to 6 spaces (ages 18+) | Bookings close on the Friday prior to the Workshop Day at 4pm. | The workshops will take place in Umbrella’s downstairs studio at 408 Flinders St (next to Mary Who? Bookshop and opposite Woolworths). | All bookings subject to Umbrella's workshop and public programs booking policy.


Eschelle Walters is a professional jeweller based in Gurambilbarra / Townsville. She creates unique bespoke commissions for her clients in a range of precious metals and stones. From sentimental and special occasion rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets, to the repair and restoration of beloved antiques. Eschelle is passionate about all areas of jewellery from faceting the raw gemstones, to recycling metal and repurposing heirloom pieces. She is inspired by the natural beauty, colours, and geometry of our world.

Image: Eschelle Walters. Photograph: Amanda Galea.

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(07) 4772 7109

408 Flinders Street,
Gurambilbarra (Townsville),
Qld, 4810 Australia

PO Box 2394,
Gurambilbarra (Townsville),
Qld, 4810 Australia

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Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region - Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal - as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

Umbrella is a Dealer Member of the Indigenous Art Code. This means we are committed to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and transparency in the promotion and sale of artwork. As a Dealer Member and signatory to the Code we must act fairly, honestly, professionally and in good conscience in all direct or indirect dealings with artists.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. | Umbrella is supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. | Townsville City Council is a funding partner of Umbrella's program.