Cold Connections Workshop

August 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Students will learn how to use the jeweler’s saw to saw and pierce metal. Learning the correct technique along with some tips and tricks are critical to successful sawing and piercing. If you’ve learned elsewhere I can almost guarantee that this workshop will change your life behind the bench.

Learn about blades, tension, bench pins, lubricants, and methods to conserve metal to maximize your time and effort.

In this “riveting” portion of the workshop students will learn the ins and outs of rivets! Multiple styles of traditional rivets and tube rivets will be taught. We will discuss the use of this cold connection technique to set found objects as well as combining traditional metalsmithing methods. Rivets are a cool cold connection mechanism, either as a technical requirement or as your design aesthetic.

Prior experience is not necessary, but is suggested. Materials are provided, but please bring your own materials to work with if you’d like.