HAROLD O'CONNOR "Reticulation of Silver & Intro to Silver Granulation" 2-Day Workshop

  • 24 Oct 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • 25 Oct 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Randolph Center Arts & Crafts Bldg. #4 Jewelry Studio, 200 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ
  • 12


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Notice: Sorry this workshop has filled but please send an email to: Chris Eggers to get on the waiting list. if an opening becomes available you will be notified on a first come first serve basis.

Harold O 'Connor's Two-Day Workshop on "Reticulation of Silver & Introduction to Silver Granulation" covers:

RETICULATION: "The   process of creating mountain and valley structures/patterns in metal surfaces. By heating specially prepared metal sheets with various torches - the semi-melted metal flows toward the flame. Surfaces created in this manner bring life to the metal surface.

Course Content: Discussion & creation of metal shapes suitable for reticulation; Preparing the metal through depletion guilding; Manipulation of the metal during the heating process; Various torches used to create certain design patterns; Forming reticulated metals into 3-D forms; Combining reticulated metals with other forms; Integration, patination, and repair of reticulated metals.

GRANULATION: Granulation is an ancient method of surface embellishment which has seen a re-birth in the last century. Its appeal is the surface patterns which are created through applying various size metal granules producing designs of a geometric or abstract nature.

Course Content: Making small snips of metal; How to fire the small snips into round granules;How to make a special flux for adhering the granules to metal; Applying beads to metal surfaces; Consideration of various methods of granulation; Fusing granules to metal, how to repair them if not completely fired; How to finish a work, patination, and repair, if needed; Consideration in combining granulation with other techniques

BIO: Harold O'Connor is a jeweler's jeweler practicing metalsmithing for over 50 years, trained in Denmark, Finland, Germany and Australia. He has conducted workshops in 18 countries and has works in museums worldwide including: Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, Boston Museum of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. He has authored several books including The Jewelers Bench Reference..

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate through Advanced

Workshop Fees: 

$320. Members; $345. Non-Members

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