Jess Blak is quite literally a hidden gem; a secret nook adorned with jewellery delights tucked away down Winn Lane.
Jess is an Australian contemporary silversmith passionate about traditional craftsmanship and ethical practices. Her organic style is inspired by nature and the environment, emulating rough and raw textures found in ruins, artefacts and shipwrecks. Handcrafted from start to finish, Jess’s pieces are made from 100 per cent recycled silver as well as precious, semi-precious and synthetic stones.
If you’ve ever wanted to dabble in silversmithing (and let’s face it, who hasn’t?!), Jess hosts a monthly Sip and Sculpt evening workshop.
One Thursday a month, you get the chance to soak up Jess’s expertise, a glass or two of vino and some great company as you learn the basics of designing and sculpting a lost wax cast ring. Your bespoke ring is cast, sanded and polished after the workshop, and you can pick it up in the Winn Lane store a couple of weeks later.
Jess Blak’s next Sip and Sculpt workshop is January 23 and costs $180 per person.
Book at: jessblak.com
– January 2020