We are getting very close to the end of the 2007 Tucson Event
Deadline for Ticket Purchase is JANUARY 31ST! Remember, there are
SIX WINNERS this year and one or more of you are bound to be at the
Speaking of the Tucson Orchid Event 2007 Dinner, PRE-REGISTER FOR
$35! Tickets will go up at the door to $45. Help Ganoksin and our
patron Rio Grande organize a great event for you.
REMEMBER! We have a table set aside called ORCHID SHARES This is an
opportunity for you to bring postcards, brochures, magazines or any
literature which you wish to share to other Orchidians.
Let me take this opportunity on behalf of Ganoksin to thank ALL of
our generous supporters. Your support of Ganoksin allows open
discussions of creativity, solutions to safety, creative ideas and
most important, a connection to a unique community.
The Final List of Ganoksin Raffle Supporters!
The first rolling mill I ever purchased was from Durston.
(http://www.Durston.com) I still have it after 12 years. Then I went
to Tucson and bought another. It has taken the abuse of students and
artists who thought they knew how to operate it. Durston mills are
Durston DRM 130 Double Sided Bench Rolling Mill
Durston Rolling Mills High capacity rolling mill with large flat area
130mm. The most powerful, robust and high specification rolling mill
available 1.5 HP. Powerful enough for Continuous Operation. Variable
speed as standard (5-40 r.p.m.). Incorporating emergency stop button
and forward and reverse. Two sets of extension rolls. Large easy to
read calibrated disc giving exact roll measurement. Including easy to
operate hand wheel.
Very compact. Dimensions 821mm x 400mm x 560mm (32" x 16" x 22"). As
you would expect from “Durston’s” the rolls are high quality Swedish
roll steel specially heated to RC 63 / 64 for maximum hardness.
These run in high load roller bearings guaranteeing a perfect rolled
Durston Rolling Mills
Hospital Hill, Waterside
Chesham, Bucks HP5 1PJ UK
Thank you Durston!
Ti-Research’s Cast/T Centrifugal Casting Machine with Accessories
I witnessed a ring casting demonstration at Kraftwerks with platinum
and stainless steel. Every detail in the ring was preserved, every
safety consideration with the machine was conceived. It’s easy to use
and perfect for the bench jeweler, small jewelry shop or designer.
Ti-Research’s Cast/T and NoWax
One of the problems bench jewelers face is that most casting
equipment is designed for larger manufacturers and thus requires a
greater investment of money and workspace to operate effectively. But
German manufacturer Ti- Research is changing this scenario.
The company, which is based in Mainbernheim, Bavaria, Germany, was
selected as a 2005 AJMInnovation Award winner on the strength of two
products: the Cast/T centrifugal casting machine and NoWax, a
light-curing resin casting compound designed for the easy creation of
irregularly shaped objects.
AJM Innovation Awards judge Lewton-Brain gave NoWax high marks for
offering designers greater flexibility and the ability to create
unique cast designs. read more at AJM Innovation Awards 2005
Am Oberen Bhl 13
Tel: +49 (0)9323 80159
Fax:+49 (0)9323 80156
Thank you Ti-Research!
Metalwerx - Gift Certificate
Value - $1000
Take advantage of some of our great workshops for 2007. Learn about
Fold Forming with Charles Lewton Brain, Lapidary with Michael Boyd,
or build your own sterling silver teapot with Michael Banner. We will
even through in your lodging! Past recipients Susan Bucknam and Karen
Lechner had a great time at Metalwerx, and so can you.
50 Guinan Street
Waltham MA 02451
This is the first year that we have offered jewelry for the Ganoksin
Raffle. We embrace the support of these artisans and their hours at
the bench to offer something of extraordinary beauty. We thank the
professional contributions of Cynthia Eid, James Binnion, and in the
spirit of the audience of Ganoksin, an emerging artist, Kelly
These items will be on display at the Metalwerx Booth in Rio
Grande’s Catalog in Motion, Tucson East Hotel throughout the duration
of the event. Please stop by and see the work of these talented
A custom pendant from James Binnion in Mokume Gane
I have been making jewelry for over 30 years. I first learned the
basics of fabrication and lost wax casting in high school craft
classes, but my love of crafts started much earlier. My grandmother
is a weaver and furniture maker and had craft projects and the
magazine “Craft Horizons” in her home for me to enjoy. I attended
Texas State Technical Institute and studied commercial art and
advertising (1974-1975). A large portion of my adult life has been
spent reading, studying and experimenting in the metal arts. While I
do not have any academic training in jewelry metal arts I have
attended many workshops and seminars that have focused on the
technical aspects of jewelry making, metallurgy and metal arts.
My designs reflect the two major, often conflicting aspects of my
personality: the engineer and the artist. These are reflected in the
rigorous requirements to successfully laminate the mokume gane and
the fluid patterns carved in its surface.
Handcrafted, Custom Designed and Created especially for you using
the ancient Japanese technique of Mokume Gane.
Five Piece Hand Fabricated Hor D’Ouevres Set in Argentium Sterling
Cynthia is an award-winning designer metalsmith whose 30-plus years
of experience include a Master of Fine Arts degree, three years as
designer, modelmaker, and supervisor in a jewelry factory, two years
as a designer and goldsmith in retail custom jewelry, and 15 years of
teaching. Currently, she makes one-of-a-kind and custom hollowware,
jewelry, and Judaica, and teaches in the Boston area.
18K fused gold, sterling and opal bracelet
Kelly Johnson is a self taught jeweler residing in Santa Barbara,
CA. She begam her metal working journey pounding out lead solder and
copper in her father’s ‘Radio Room’ workshop at the age of eight
while most girls were discovering makeup. At 10 years old, her
initiation to fire was illustrated by an incident involving paint
thinner strewn on a wooden deck and ignited at a family gathering.
Kelly earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology Cum Laude at
the California State University at Northridge. While at college,
these hidden afflictions briefly emerged in the form of the Fred
Lauritzen Memorial Scholarship for Metal Arts Excellence in 1994.
Kelly also plays with fire. http://www.pyrospin.com