Washington Guild of Goldsmiths Sponsored Workshop
Hinges and Joints:
Standard, Invisible, & Universal Workshop
with Tom Muir
Thursday, April 23, Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, 2020
Beth Carey’s Studio
11425 Harp Hill Rd
Myersville, MD 21773
WGG Members-$275+ $50 supply fee
Non-WGG Members-$385+$50 supply fee
Observers- $75, non-members-$100
This hands-on workshop will focus on three types of hinges, for the jeweler and metalsmith: an integral hinge (aka invisible or hidden hinge), a standard three to five knuckle hinge, and a universal joint hinge. Through technical demonstrations, discussions, slides and an examination of various samples, special emphasis will be placed on problem-solving and creative applications for a variety of formats and approaches. Engineering principles of hinges will be discussed, along with useful soldering and fabrication strategies which can be applied to numerous procedures in the jeweler’s and metalsmith’s studios
About the Instructor:
Tom Muir is Distinguished Research Professor at Bowling Green State University, where he is head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing area in the School of Art. He received his MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, and his BFA degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Mr. Muir has lectured and taught widely, holding positions at universities and craft schools around the country. His award-winning work has been published and exhibited extensively in art, craft and design exhibitions, nationally and internationally. Collections include the Art Institute of Chicago, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution and The White House Collection of American Crafts, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. He is the recipient of an Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artist Fellowship, Michigan Council for the Arts Fellowship, and numerous Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Awards. In 2009, Tom received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ohio Designer Craftsmen for having made a major contribution to craft in Ohio.
To Register for the Workshop:
10 Students max
Skills needed to enroll:
Basic sawing, filing and soldering skills are necessary for this workshop.
Details and supply list to follow at a closer date.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
We will be unable to grant refunds for cancellations unless we are able to find someone to fill your spot.