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Safety Workshop?


I just had an idea for a workshop for local metals guilds to host –
something about safety. People are always asking on Orchid about
ventilation, working with acids, etc., it seems like there is a need
for this kind of

If there were a workshop like that in your area, what topics would
you hope would be addressed?

Where might one find speakers on these sorts of topics?

Thanks for your input,


Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay


Our own Charles Lewton Brain has written much on the
subject and it resides on our Ganoksin site. I was fortunate to have
seen his presentation at the SNAG convention in 1998.

Go to:

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG >) offers workshops
given by members on a variety of topics.

Go to:

Hope this helps
Pam Chott



I highly suggest that you talk to your local fire department about
this subject. They have been a big help for me in the past.



To reply to Elaine Luther:

I have given many such workshops over the last 28 years. My research
on the subject began in the mid '1970’s and was submitted as part of
my MFA Thesis at Cranbrook in 1977.

If you would like a reference one of my presentations, ,contact
Jeannie McAninch in Tuscon Arizona - she applied for,and recieved a
SNAG grant to have me come do one for the local metalsmiths in 1998
in that area.

I wrote the SNAG tech paper on Health and Safety for the 1978 SNAG
Conference in St. Louis.

Introduction to Goldsmithing Health Hazards

I updated it in 1999 to be published in the Lapidary Journal Annual
Buyers Guide.

Also was: Editorial Consultant on Health & Safety for Practical
Casting, by Tim McCreight, Brynmorgan Press. 1986.

There are more listings on my resume on my website -

I can modify the presentation to the needs of the attending

Let me know if I can be of any help.