Symposium JUNE 11 Open to the general public.
7 Workshops JUNE 12 - 15 Minimum age 18. Held at YMCA Camp Loma Mar,
9900 Pescadero Rd, Loma Mar, CA About 35 miles south of San
Presented by Jack da Silvas Metal Design Studio, POBox 21600, El
Sobrante, CA 94820 Tel & Fax: 510-223-1616
Come join a group of artists working to develop new skills & relaxing
while participating in 1 of 7 Workshop topics, a Symposium & BBQ.
Attend from 1 to 5 days.
Discounts for Students, Teachers, Guilds, Seniors and return MAKERS
available until March 5, 2005. Early Bird discounts end April 2,
All Participants must pre register. Workshop Participant minimum age
Scheduled Presenters & Workshop descriptions:
ROBERT COOGAN COPPER WEATHER VANES:
Create hollow copper weather vanes with a larger scale die
forming process. Animal, nautical themes or almost anything
that you can imagine are possible. Masonite/plywood dies will
be used with hammers to directly drive the copper sheet with
amazing details possible, chased over air. A simple yet
effective bearing system will be part of the weather vane so it
can move with the prevailing winds. Materials fee.
CYNTHIA EID FORMING WITH THE HYDRAULIC PRESS:
Learn to use the biggest hammer in the shop! Use the newest
tools for the hydraulic press, anticlastic and synclastic
bracelet tools and deep drawing for 3 inch and 6 inch discs.
Also embossing, matrix die forming, use of different urethanes
and formers will be covered to harness the power of press
forming. Materials fee.
RICHARD MAWDSLEY JEWELRY CONSTRUCTION WITH TUBING:
Explore the intricate and wonderful world of fabrication using
various sizes of tubing. Precious and semiprecious metal
tubing allows one to emphasize individual expression while
using pre formed material. Learn highly refined soldering
approaches that allow amazing control of the torches heat,
location of seams that can disappear and a complexity of form
that may seem impossible. Materials fee.
McNEILL & MARKARIAN BLACKSMITHING:
Revolutionize your abilities to work metal with a hammer. Hot
forging of steel makes the creation of objects possible from
jewelry to sculpture. Proper use of heat, for various stages of
forming, leads to an exploration of tapers, twists, bends and
curves. Start with fundamentals and build confidence as you
shape the metal that defines civilizations progress. Goggles,
apron, gloves, hearing and protective clothing required.
DONALD STUART WAX CARVING, MODEL MAKING & CASTING:
Preparation for casting is the key, whether first starting a
jewelry design concept as a model or working directly in wax.
For simple or complex forms, the casting process is very
efficient. Covered in this workshop will be many wax modeling
techniques, traditional/alternative methods and stone inlay,
through to the finished casting. Materials fee.
LINDA THREADGILL ETCHING:
This workshop will explore the many methods of putting images,
textures onto non ferrous and precious metals. Participants
will use a variety of resist materials with the chemical
etching process, using an enhanced tray method. Forming and
joining techniques will also be covered. This workshop will be
appropriate for the beginner as well as the advanced level
Participants. Materials fee.
SUSAN WOOD FIBER TECHNIQUES FOR METAL:
Woven metal develops variations and complexities of structure,
surface patterns and textures that are unavailable through any
other metalsmithing technique. Participants will have the
chance to explore various fiber and basketry techniques
including two and three directional plaiting, twining and
braiding as they create metal fabric and 3-D forms. Materials