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[Tucson Workshop] Lewton-Brain Gold Painting

Hi all,

We need a number of people to sign up to run a workshop at the end
of the month.

If you are going to Tucson you might want to take this workshop with
me. I teach how to draw, make pictures, design with gold (and
silver, brass etc) patterns onto copper and into (and other metals).
Quick, easy and gives you patterned sheet metal to build with, you
can construct, forge, fold-form, solder, raise the resulting
patterned metal. We will also touch briefly on patinas and show
Japanese cloth area inlay using chisels.

Hope to see you there!

Brain Gold Application Techniques 43043


Charles Lewton-Brain teaches methods of creating surface designs in
gold alloys on copper and other metals. The results of a two-year
research project for the Society of North American Goldsmiths, it
includes fusion applications (gold painting), doublee (fusion
laminate), Keum-Boo, depletion gilding (tumbaga, guanin), inlay,
overlay procedures and a discussion of fire gilding. Painterly
techniques are shown which may be used to enrich enameled surfaces.
The applicability of enamels to these surfaces is discussed and
demonstrated. Control factors are discussed in some depth and safety
issues are touched on. The approach is that of a working goldsmith
and therefore, the techniques are evaluated in light of practical
applications for creative purposes.

Canadian Master Goldsmith trained, studied and worked in Germany and
the U.S. His work and writing on the results of his technical
research are published internationally. He partnered in the
development of the Orchid cyber metalsmith resource and worldwide
interchange. Approx. supply cost $75; list will be emailed.

Call to register (520) 791-4877.

  • City Residents $132.00
  • Non-city Residents $165.00

Brain Gold Application Techniques
Wednesday 01-31-2007 9:00AM - 5:00PM Jewelry Studio-Randolph
Regional Recreation Center
Thursday 02-01-2007 9:00AM - 5:00PM Jewelry Studio-Randolph Regional
Recreation Center