Settle in with a hot espresso, uncork a super Tuscan or dip one of those wee spoons into a cool cup of gelato because we're off to Florence, Italy! In this week's Metal Arts Adventure the intrepid Monica Cardone will take us on an immersive tour of this fascinating metal arts destination. After that, Anne will test an Instagram tip to fight fly-offs (help us decide if it's a Hero or Zero) and we'll enjoy some great student work submitted during the past week. As always we'll finish by talking about current projects, sharing ideas & resources and an open Q&A. Read on for resource links.
Thursday, July 9th 6-7pm PDT. Optional Meet & Greet starts at 5:45pm
Come with us on a tour of Delam Ltd, the Monterey home studio of accomplished metalsmith and woodworker Earl Bushey. We're also continuing our Home Studio Setup Series with an in-depth discussion of hammers (including Anne's top 3) along with an inspiring gallery of hammered metal work. We even have exciting new announcements about upcoming classes. MAAA is a FREE weekly online metal arts presentation followed by an open discussion Q&A. In this fun, interactive gathering we offer demos, share tips & tricks, feature work by artists and students from around the world, go on virtual studio tours, discuss historical metal arts traditions, test out tips and tricks and share resources.
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Copper Work of Lake Patzcuaro - Connections Call for Art - Home Studio Set Up: Getting Hammered
Order in some authentic Mexican food and make yourself a margarita...we're traveling to exotic Lake Patzcuaro to explore the famous copper work of the Santa Clara del Cobre region of central Mexico. We're also continuing our Home Studio Series with hammer set ups - including best things to hammer on and clever noise cancelling tips. Along the way we took a look at the incredible winner of Danica Design's Battle of the Rings and shared an intriguing new call for art. Read on for the resource links.
Shop Safely from Home - Tune In on Facebook at Noon
If you prefer to shop remotely you can call in your order. We'll invoice you, wipe down and pack up your goodies, and meet you curbside. To see what's left and ask questions, tune in on Facebook for a live stream shopping session at 12pm on Monday, June 29th.
This week's episode kicked off with a home studio tour by Meredith. As an ER nurse, Meredith turns to jewelry making as a way to escape and rejuvenate. She showed us her set up and Anne offered feedback (hint, her supportive husband has gifted her with some amazing tools!). We are still getting a lot of questions about home studio set ups in general so we went back to the basics for a lively discussion on just the top 10 (or 11) items needed. Surprisingly, as we were putting the list together the number one thing we realized that's needed is .... space. Having a space to create, concentrate, and de-stress is more important than ever right now as we're sheltering in place at home. We also took a quick look at 7 new makers in our Black Artists Matter segment. Read on for the full lists for both!
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.