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Guest Artist: Harold O’Connor
Four Days to Change your Design Concepts and Way of Working Harold
O’Connor, a singular artist of extraordinary experience and depth,
presents a fascinating workshop designed to help you create jewelry
more efficiently. For four days, you’ll have an opportunity to work
with this internationally acclaimed goldsmith, working with found
objects, photos, a digital camera, and a copy machine to learn new
concepts in design, creating a new series of work in a matter of
hours, not weeks. You will then learn ways to create metal objects
from these designs through the use of efficient shop methods for
layout, fabrication, soldering jigs, finishing, and presentation.
Mr. O’Connor, the author of numerous books on jewelry and
metalsmithing, including The Jewelers Bench Reference and The
Flexible Shaft Machine, will share his knowledge as he demonstrates
the extensive uses of the flex shaft machine and the micro-motor in
jewelry making, including surface embellishment, grinding, drilling,
stonework, stone setting, and finishing methods.
Monday, Nov. 8 - Thursday, Nov. 11; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
FEE: $500 (Deposit of $250 payable upon registration; remainder
due Oct. 15)
Harold O’Connor Reception
Join us for a reception honoring Mr. O’Connor
Thursday, November 11, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open to the public at no charge.
Please rsvp by November 8
He also produces a bench reference and flexshaft book mentioned is
this article that have been out of print that are going to be
I have taken several classes and it has been extremely valuable to
Harold’s work in in Arron Faber, Mobilia, and Patina Galleries. His
work is in the Smithsonian Permanent Collection, and his work in in
Harold’s work can be seen at http://www.haroldoconnor.com. If you
are interested in his books there should be a contact at that site.
Richard in Denver