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Introducing the Directors of Whau Studios

We are pleased to announce that Laura Jer has joined Ilse Marie Erl and Dorothy de Lautour as Director of Whau Studios. Laura completed a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts (Contemporary Jewellery) at Unitec in 2013 and has been a permanent resident jeweller of Whau Studios since we opened in 2014. Laura, Marie and Dot are excited about this new phase for Whau Studios and are enthusiastic about continuing to build Whau’s profile in the community.

The Tutors of Whau Studios

We are also happy to announce that Ingrid van Heusden will be joining the team of tutors for our beginner jewellery classes, teaching our three-week silver casting from wax class. Ingrid’s experience with the casting process can be seen through her popular cast seaweed series, sold in galleries and stores throughout the country. Welcome, Ingrid! 


Final Classes for 2016

Where has the year gone, we are almost at the end of the school year for Whau Studios! There are still a few spaces available in our last classes of 2016, contact us to book now!

2 Week Bezel Setting Class - $100 (experience required)
  • Wednesday evenings 6 - 9pm: November 9th &16th, or
  • Wednesday evenings 6 - 9pm: December 14th &21st
3 Week Silver Casting from Wax Class - $150
  • Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 9pm starting November 23rd
3 Week Make a Ring Class - $150
  • Thursday evenings 6 - 9pm starting November 24th
Amigurumi Workshop

Back by popular demand, Whau Studios is hosting a second Amigurumi workshop! Get in touch with us now at to book your place! Here are some photos from our first Amigurumi workshop back in August:
Behind the Scenes: Masterworks Gallery

Exciting news - Christine and Eloise have graciously allowed us to host our next Behind the Scenes at Masterworks Gallery. Join us for an after-hours viewing around Masterworks and a sneak peek into the permanent collections that are housed at the gallery. Spaces are limited so please RSVP to to book your place. Open to past and present Whau Studios students.

Masterworks Gallery - 71 Upper Queen Street, Newton, Auckland
Monday 12 December 2016 - 5:30pm
MADE - Mt Albert Art + Design Exhibition

The jewellers at Whau Studios are taking part in MADE, an exhibition of works based on environmental sustainability by Mt Albert craftspeople and designers. Come and see us at the opening on Saturday 19 November, 10am to 4pm. 
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