This is really a post about demonstrating for the pubic. I have an
in-house event coming up that usually involves some kind of
Been doing this event for more than 25 years.
When potters demonstrate for the public they usually work at the
wheel. It is fun to watch and the potter can look cool showing off
Likewise, blacksmiths can bang away at the anvil. Progress is made
and the audience can watch for a while. Painters can paint. It is
interesting to watch and if you are good a painter can give some
interesting banter while they work.
I am afraid that as a jeweler I have a disadvantage that the cool
stuff happens on such a small scale that it is difficult to watch. In
the past I have demonstrated a number of techniques from lost wax
casting to mokume.
The interesting parts are usually over pretty quickly, or they are
hard for a group to see what is happening.
So I am looking to do better with this. What kinds of jewelry
demonstrations present well to the public? Is it worth investing in
some kid of video bench camera to make the demonstrations more
accessible? Please share your experience.