Charity, I have been thinking about doing your torch fired enamel class in Tucson, Dec 1-2 (if there are still openings). I have torch fired but I am not sure if there are lots of tips, tricks, processes that I am unaware of. I heat from below and basically that is it; I use safety glasses. Now, there must be more to it. Are you teaching any fabrication techniques too? Thanks and good to see you on Crafthaus!
Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making! Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
Jim Cotter is the master of combing popular culture and everyday flotsam to create modern jewelry. Using model car and airplane kits, students are introduced to casting techniques while making their own creative jewelry pieces. During the class, students construct small, intricate pieces in bronze, sterling silver, and aluminum using both vacuum and centrifugal casting. Students learn model making, wax working, spruing, investing, centrifugal casting, vacuum casting and finishing. We work with…See More