Make elegantly comfortable rings by fusing sterling silver and gold. This workshop will cover simple band making to complex framing. Participants will also learn bench tricks for sizing and fitting in addition to single and double framing.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Marne Ryan
$415 Members/$435 Non-Members
Using Sewing Techniques to Raise a Vessel
This is a unique opportunity to experience Marne's excellent teaching and go home with not only a vessel raised in an unusual way, but learn all the tips Marne shares as she goes through the process. Her shortcuts and ease of doing something will all be shared. Don't miss this innovative 3-day class. This is a great workshop from beginners to professionals who want to expand and explore the boundaries of raising metal. Bring your hammers, bring your stakes and create darts, single, double, accordion and overlapping pleats in copper. Drape metal like fabric, using hammers and daps instead of needles and threads. Learn pattern making techniques so you may replicate or adapt your designs. Students will learn how to ergonomically form vessels using large wooden dapping blocks, cone and regular Delrin mallets and steel daps. They will finish their vessels by centering and planishing it on steel stakes. Turn inexpensive hammers into beautiful texturing tools. Make simple to complex vessels with low walls, high walls or asymmetrical walls. Learn how to make lids for your vessels. Play with torch and liver of sulfur patinas.
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Diane Weimer's Studio in Long Beach, CA on July 25,26,27
All levels Current MAC Members: $517
Non-Members: $575 plus a $45 non-member registration fee
We will be learning how to FUSE sterling silver textures on to 18k or 22k backing and then add gold embellishments on the surface of the ring. Once the ring is formed you may choose to frame the ring in 18k pale yellow flat wire or sterling silver flat wire. Learn how to frame negative space for a stone, create a double frame and make your own bi metal for fusing patterns. We use Sterling from TB Hagstoz & Sons because it always fuses well. Students are encouraged to bring metal textures that they may have from previous workshops with Marne.
Mendocino Art Center -http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Spring19/Ryan.html
Learn basic and advanced sterling and gold fusing and framing techniques –Bring all your sterling and gold scraps that are free of solder and transform them into a beautiful cuff.
Entry Fee: $$987
Learn how to create single, double, accordion darts and overlapping pleats in copper. Drape metal like fabric, using hammers and daps instead of needles and threads. Pattern making techniques will be taught so you can replicate and adapt your designs.
The workshop expands and explores the boundaries of forming and raising metal. Students learn to ergonomically form vessels using large wooden dapping blocks, Delran mallets and steel daps. They finish their vessels by centering and planishing them on steel stakes.