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Metal: Hinges and Joints: Standard, Invisible & Universal

Instructor: Tom Muir
Dates: June 4-6, 2018
Class Code: B18M

Bead&Button Show 2018 Master Class - Metal: Hinges and Joints: Standard, Invisible & Universal

This hands-on workshop will focus on three types of hinges for the jeweler/metalsmith: an integral hinge (invisible or hidden hinge), a standard 3- to 5-knuckle hinge, and a universal joint hinge. Through technical demonstrations, discussions, slides, and an examination of various samples, special emphasis will be placed on problem-solving and creative applications for a variety of formats and approaches. Engineering principles of hinges will be discussed, along with useful soldering and fabrication strategies which can be applied to numerous procedures in the jeweler’s and metalsmith’s studios. 

Who should take this class?
Beginning to Advanced skill level. Some sawing and soldering experience helpful.

3-day class fee: $1,145 plus $15 kit fee.

Added benefits for Master Class students:
  • Waived registration fee
  • Advance registration for general classes
  • Fun-filled tote bag
  • Special event tickets
  • Graduation celebration
  • Transportation to class location
  • Breakfast and lunch on class days
  • Commemorative Show bead, pin, and T-shirt
Bead&Button Show 2018 Master Class Instructor - Tom Muir

About Tom Muir

Tom Muir is Distinguished Research Professor at Bowling Green State University, where he is head of the jewelry and metalsmithing area in the School of Art. He received his MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, and his BFA degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Mr. Muir has lectured and taught widely, holding positions at universities and craft schools around the country. His award-winning work has been published and exhibited extensively in art, craft, and design exhibitions, in which he has received 10 best of show or first place awards. Collections include the Art Institute of Chicago, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution and The White House Collection of American Crafts, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. He is the recipient of an Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artist Fellowship, Michigan Council for the Arts Fellowship, and numerous Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Awards. In 2009, Tom received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ohio Designer Craftsmen for having made a major contribution to craft in Ohio.

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