The Seattle Metals Guild sponsors and produces workshops in the field of jewelry and metalsmithing as well as other related subjects. Our mission is to supply excellent instruction and quality content in specialized areas of interest to our membership and the metals community in and around the Seattle area. Outstanding instructors from across the country, as well as local talent have been brought in over the years including Helen Shirk, Fred Fenster, Mary Lee Hu, Marilyn and Jack daSilva, Tim McCreight, Lisa Gralnick, Harriete Estel Berman, and Arthur Hash just to mention a few.
Seattle Metals Guild workshops are run as close to cost as possible so that they are accessible to as many people as possible. On top of that, SMG members receive a discounted workshop price and early notification of workshop opportunities. Attending an SMG workshop offers members the chance to share the experience with other members, getting to know them better in an atmosphere of discovery and excited learning.
If you are interested in being on the workshop committee, please email email@example.com for more information.
Moving Metal, the Art of Raising
Instructor: Greg Wilbur
Sunday and Monday, October 20-21, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Cost: SMG members: $247 (includes $20 material fee), non SMG members: $292
Register here: http://movingmetal.brownpapertickets.com
Join talented and prolific Portland based holloware artist, Greg Wilbur, for a two-day workshop in conjunction with SMG’s annual symposium. Using metal hammers and stakes, transform a 6″ flat sheet of copper into a seamless bowl/vessel. Open to all levels of student experience. Greg is a hands-on teacher who will stress efficiency and safety. Some hand strength required. Other objects may be made as well for more advanced students. There will be some patina exploration.
In addition, Greg will bring tool steel hammers and stakes of his own design that will be for sale.
New Resin Surface Techniques
Instructor: Jillian Moore
Jillian Moore is a full time maker of sculptural objects and contemporary jewelry living in Iowa City, IA. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. In this two-day workshop Jillian will demonstrate how to apply resin to 3-dimensional objects to create interesting, complex and durable surfaces.
Metal Clay for Metalsmiths
Instructor: Tim McCreight
World-renowned metalsmith and author Tim McCreight will present a three-day workshop for the Seattle Metals Guild. Tim will offer fresh, new ideas to enhance your current skill-set as a metalsmith, using Precious Metal Clay. In this fast paced workshop, each participant will make at least 3 finished pieces while having the chance to experiment with both silver and bronze clay.
A Potent Pair: Form and Color
Instructor: Helen Shirk
The ability of color to manipulate the viewer’s perception of and response to form will be discussed and experimented with. The workshop will include demonstrations of 3D hammer forming processes, texturing, attachment, and methods of surface coloration (prismacolor pencils, chemicals, and paint). Students will work in copper to develop combinations of form and color that give power and presence to their metalwork.
This intensive seminar is oriented to anyone in the craft and art world. We will focus on Professional Practices needed to promote your work and name recognition. This information is applicable to individuals who do one-of-a-kind work or limited production. A leader in the field of professional development, Berman will tailor this workshop to meet the needs of her group. Learn how to work toward success!