Welcome to my shop- it's so good to see you.
After an extended lockdown (phew- that was a tough one!) we finally have a date, and will be reopening the shop from Thursday, Oct 28th!
I'm beyond excited to be heading back into Gilded Poppy Makery, and to get those classes ticking over again. For all of you amazing students, who have stuck by me through this whole lockdown- you're incredible, and I couldn't have done it without you.
As we navigate this new reality, there are a few changes that I've decided to implement at the Makery for the safety and comfort of all my students.
I will only be accepting students for classes who have their vaccination certificate showing their fully vaccinated status.
As we are sitting around a table in fairly close proximity to each other, I feel this is the most responsible way I can move forward, and keep you all safe at the same time.
I don't make this decision lightly, and I acknowledge that this might not be everyones choice, but at the Makery, it's always been Safety First- whether we're talking about tool safety, playing with fire, or using masks to avoid dust and particulates when enamelling. That attitude towards safety has driven this decision too.
As time permits going forward, online classes will also be added to my WeTeachMe.com booking site, with quick classes using the bare minimum of tools and a dash of ingenuity for those of you just stepping into the wonderful world of Jewellery, to full metal smithing classes for those of you with workshops already set up at home.
Join me here and you'll learn metalsmithing arts along with wire weaving, cord and fibre techniques, metal clay, etching, enamelling, as well as bone and wood carving.
This is the place where mistakes are celebrated for the learning opportunities they really are, and you can relax amongst your fellow creatives, allowing your imagination to be fired by the project you're working on.
Come and dive into our exciting new classes here with me at Gilded Poppy Makery- I can't wait to meet you.
Meet the Owner
Kiwi by birth, but I’ve passed through so many countries on my journey, I feel that a part of me belongs everywhere!
Australia has, however, become home, and I love my new city of Melbourne- the people here are wonderful.
I'm looking forward to a great life here with my family and new friends.
Location & Hours
Hours at the shop for now are as follows:
WEDS- SUN: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
MON & TUES closed.
Those days might change if you let me know you want classes on other days- so let me know your favourite days for smacking hammers onto metal!
It's so easy to find Gilded Poppy Makery.
Shop 8, AEC Arcade
218 Dorset Road
Boronia, VIC 3155
Parking is a breeze in Dorset Square. If you're coming for a 3 hour class, you can park anywhere the 3 hour limit sign is posted. If you're coming for an all-day class, you can park on the roof level of the Coles Parking Building for free all-day parking.