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SNAG Pre-Conference Workshop: Spring-Based Mechanisms for Jewelers and Metalsmiths
Click, Boing, Snap: Spring-Based Mechanisms for Jewelers and Metalsmiths
Date: Monday-Tuesday, May 21-22, 2018 | 9:00am-4:00pm (two-day workshop)
Instructor: Nash Quinn
Fee: $265 per person
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Springs can be used in small-scale metalwork to add movement and drama, as well as ensure secure and satisfying catches, clasps, and connections. However, since springs generally cannot withstand the heat of soldering, they can often present considerable design and fabrication challenges. In this workshop, participants will learn the different varieties of springs and their corresponding functions. Demonstrations and simple projects will give students hands-on experience with commercially-produced springs, as well as making custom handmade springs. Soldering tips and tricks and strategies for using cold connections to incorporate springs will also be introduced, including utilizing telescopic hexagonal tubing, threaded connections, and more.
This workshop is being offered in conjunction with the 2018 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) annual conference, which is being held in Portland this summer.
Minimum Number of attendees: 6
Maximum Number of attendees: 15