Workshops dates

2018

Chain-making – Jamessee Moulton & Harriet Burdet-Moulton
Seven complicated patters were learned by the six people who attended the course. The course started with theory, best practices and a pooling of people’s knowledge. Students selected the pattern they wished to do, measured their wire and wound it on a dowel in a manual drill. Amid complicated discussions on aspect ratios, Jamessee demonstrated how to use a jump ring maker and John presented a home-made jig to saw jump rings. In the end everyone cut their own jump rings while whispering creative language; but all agreed it gave them a new appreciation of chains. By the end of the first day everyone had their pattern started by approximately an inch.

People continued their pattern on the second day. It was more subdued but not less busy. There was a discussion on clasps and the theory of closing mechanisms with a variety of samples and a sharing of group knowledge. By 3 PM most chains were ¾ completed and Jamessee demonstrated rising the fine silver on a piece he had been working on. The synergy was high and everyone left with the anticipation of bringing their finished chains to the Guild meeting to be finished with a demo of rising fine silver and giving them a final polish in the tumbler.

 

Personalized Stamp Making  – Don Bell

Stone setting – Don Bell
The focus of this workshop was on claw settings. Don introduced the topic with explanatory drawings, verbal descriptions and  demonstration.  We then proceeded to do it ourselves supported by step-by-step tutoring. Lots of valuable information and practice! Everyone set a glass ‘gem’ – a couple were green in honour of St. Patrick’s Day! The day finished with a demonstration and discussion of bead setting.

2017

 

2016
Lapidary Arts – Hans Durstling (guest)

Holloware – Ross Morrow
2016Morrow-sink(2)

Viking weave – Mary Fraser
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Fold-forming – John Downie
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2015
Engraving – Don Bell

Cold Connections & Weaving With Iron Wire – Ellen Wieske (guest)
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2014

 


2013
Bead Setting – Graeme Ross
P1010520 copy

Flush Setting – Graeme Ross
Jen drilling seat flat copy
Metal Clay – Pam Feindl

Stone Setting – Don Bell

Hollow Construction – Peter Lawrence
2011Lawrence-Hollow

4 in 1 Persian Chain – Nathalie Pitre
2013Pitre-chain

 


2012
Delft Clay Casting – Ross Morrow
R with a busy crowd (flat text)

Cutting and Polishing Cabochons – Hans Durstling
2012Durstling-Polish

 

 


2011
Fold-Forming – Lynda Lou MacIntyre
2011MacIntyre-Fold

Photographing Jewelry – Jacob Mailman (guest)
2011Mailman-Photo

Prong Setting – Don Bell
2011Bell-Prong

Roller Printing – Kim Goldsmith
2011 Roller Printing Kim Goldsmith copy