Hello. I am an optician attempting to learn how to make handmade
eyeglass frames. Is there a course listing somewhere? Are they
only in-class, as I am in Canada! If so, do you happen to know of
anywhere in North America that teaches this, by any chance?
Thanks so much,
I am an optician attempting to learn how to make handmade eyeglass
Two metalsmiths teach workshops in this, Deb Stoner and Bryan -- is
it Bryan Adam? of Australia, if I remember correctly, hopefully
someone will chime in. Search on those two names + metalsmith and
glasses and you'll find them.
Deb is in the U. S.
try contacting Dee Fontans. She has won awards at fabricating
alternative eye wear and is a professional metalsmith with alot of
experience and is in Canada. Calgary if I'm not mistaken. Charles
Lewton-Brain would be the person to contact to get in touch with her
Deb Stoner is the only person I know who teaches frame making.
Though I've never taken her classes she has been a great help to me.
She lives here in Oregon.
I've made a couple of pair but am still just figuring things out. I
mostly hang out at my local optical shop to try and figure out how
stuff is made.
I'm not posting these pics publicly yet as I'm working on a line.
Contact "European Design" in Toronto. They are verygood friends of
mine, please let them know of your needs. Contact Michael (owner) or
a fellow named "Saw"..they are in 21 Dundas Sq. I,m in Chicago
airport. don,t have their telephone number. He would be very happy
in helping you. but use my name. I have another contact but can,t
get to my suppliers contact list. obviously!!..;) regards, EH! I
should be home next Tuesday!
I can certainly recommend Deb Stoner. Although I never took the
eyeglass making workshop with her I was fortunate to be able to take
other classes with her when she was teaching at the Oregon College
of Art and Craft. She is a superb, dedicated teacher. Alma