Te Auaha Short Courses

Get creating with a Te Auaha short course!

Whether you're looking to learn something completely new or keep developing your skills, our short courses will give you the creative advantage!

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Create a Bespoke Silver Ring

If you have a keen interest in making jewellery this course is for you! This introduction to the ancient craft of silver-smithing covers the basics to create a contemporary silver ring. You'll begin by learning techniques and making copper samples, and with your new found skills you’ll make a silver band by the end of the workshop.

Fee: $250
Dates: February 2019

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Intro to Glass Casting - Miniature scale, Open Casting Methods

In this introductory 3 day workshop you will learn how to cast from a wax or clay positive, how to create a refractory mould (that can be fired in a kiln and broken apart) and learn basic cold working ‘finishing’ techniques such as grinding and polishing (using diamond wheels and hand held tools).

Fee: $330
Dates: March or April 2019

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Intro to Glass Casting. Miniature scale, Closed/Lost Wax Casting Methods

In this introductory 3 day workshop you will learn how to cast from a wax or clay positive, how to create a two piece plaster mould to make multiple wax positives, how to create a refractory mould (that can be fired in a kiln and broken apart) and learn basic cold working ‘finishing’ techniques such as grinding and polishing (using diamond wheels and hand held tools).

Fee: $330
Dates: May 2019

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Intro to Glass Casting - Kiln formed glass - Pate de Verre – Pasted Glass

In this introductory 2 and a 1/2 day workshop you will learn how to cast from a wax or clay positive, how to create a hollow open form and design (by pasting powdered glass in to a mould) and how to create a refractory mould (that can be fired in a kiln and broken apart).

Fee: $330
Dates: June or July 2019

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INSIDE – OUTSIDE liquid wax workshop with Peter Bauhuis - SOLD OUT

If you have a keen interest in making jewellery this course is for you! Gain an understanding of how to develop three dimensional hollow shapes and make wax-models. Take away a personal momento and gain skills to be able to make jewellery at home.

Fee: $395
Dates: December 2018