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Weekly Classes
Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30 pm
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA www.metalwerx.com 781-891-3854


Upcoming Workshops

 

All About Argentium: From
Fusing to Foldforming
Sept 30-Oct. 2, 2016
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA

 

Microfolding + Argentium
Jan. 6-8,2017
The Ranch, Snohomish, WA

 

SPICULUMS-3 Days,3 Ways
Jan 20-22, 2017
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA

 

Hydraulic Press from A to Z
June 26-30, 2017
June 26-30, 2016
Hydraulic Press from A to Z
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA

 

Forging
Feb 20 & 21, 2016
Guilded Lynx, Ridgefield, CT, USA

 

Feb 5-7, 2016
Creative Metal Forming-Part 1: Synclasting & Anticlasting
Firehouse Art Center
Norman, OK, USA
MICROFOLDING
Jan. 22-24, 2016
Metalwerx
Waltham, MA, US

 

Hydraulic Press from A to Z
July 15-19, 2015
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA, USA
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1-781-891-3854

 

Creative Metal Forming-Part 1: Synclasting & Anticlasting
August 5-7, 2015
Montserrat College of Art
Beverly, MA, USA
Pre-Conference workshop-The Enamelist Society

 

Fusing, Granulation, Soldering, & Foldforming with Argentium Silver
September 4-6, 2015
Lill Street Art Center
Chicago, IL, USA

Creative Metal Forming Part II:  Spiculums
March 13-15, 2015
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA, USA
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1-781-891-3854

 

Texture & Form: Microfolding, Embossing, & Silhouette Dies
with the Hydraulic Press
March 27-29, 2015
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

Hydraulic Press Demonstration
May 23, 2015
Part of SNAG Conference
Metalwerx Open House
Waltham, MA, USA
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Microfolding & Argentium Sterling Silver
Oct 31-Nov 2, 2014
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA
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1-781-891-3854

 

Creative Metal Forming-Part 1: Synclasting & Anticlasting
Nov. 14-16, 2014
Guilded Lynx, Ridgefield, CT (1 hr to NYC)

 

Hollow Forms, Beads, & Multiples:Silhouette Dies and Blanking Dies with the Hydraulic Press
May 23-25, 2014
The Crucible, Oakland, CA
Metal Arts Guild
http://metalartsguildsf.org/hollow-forms-beads-multiples-workshop-with-cynthia-eid/

 

June 18-26, 2014
Creative Metal Forming - Synclasting, Anticlasting, & Spiculums
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA, USA
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Apr 5-6, 2014
Foldforming + Synclastic & Anticlastic Forming
Florida, NY 10921
(845) 651-7550

 

April 27-29, 2014
Creative Metal Forming
Betty Longhi & Cynthia Eid
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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1(612) 968-3199

June 28 or 29, 2012
Argentium Sterling Silver
Bijou Moderne, Netherlands

July 9-13, 2012
CREATIVE MICROFOLDING AND FOLDFORMING USING ARGENTIUM SILVER


July 20-22, 2012
COMA Conference Presenter
Artist Talk + Argentium Silver Demonstration


July 24-28, 2012
Fusing, Soldering, Granulating and Kum Boo with Argentium Silver
Post- COMA Conference workshop

 

August 8-12, 2012
Forging, Fusing, and Fabricating Argentium Silver
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA

 

August 8-12, 2012
Forging, Fusing, and Fabricating Argentium Silver
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA

 

January 7 and 8, 2012
Argentium Silver-Fusing, Soldering, Granulation, and More
Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT
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Discover how to use this innovative new metal for your work.  Argentium Sterling is an alloy that is at least 92.5% pure silver. This material does not firescale, is highly tarnish resistant, is more malleable and ductile than traditional sterling, fuses, welds, and granulates more easily than traditional sterling or fine silver, and can be hardened using a kitchen oven or kiln. During this course you will learn a variety of techniques including annealing, soldering, fusing, granulating, and hardening Argentium Sterling Silver sheet and wire. Following demonstrations, you will have time to make your own technical samples and/or finished work. This class is appropriate for students with basic metalsmithing skills as well as professionals.

 

February 3-5, 2012
Spiculums and Anticlasting
Metalmorphosis Studio, Fort Lauderdale, FL
http://www.sjlmetalart.com/sjl_metal_art/workshops.html
Spiculums are elegant, strong, and light hollow forms that can be used to make lyrical jewelry (as well as hollowware and sculpture). Learn two ways to make spiculums.  First, the method that Heikki Seppa developed will be taught: form a tapered tube, solder the seam, and then bend the spiculum. After learning how to use hammers with anticlastic (also called sinusoidal) stakes to form anticlasticly, students will be ready to close the anticlasts into “open seam” spiculums.
This class is appropriate for students with basic metalsmithing skills as well as professionals.   Students who have never hammered metal will learn to hammer comfortably, and with control.  Experienced metalsmiths will be able to review basics, and then build their skills.

 

Silhouette Dies for Beads and Hollow Forms
February 24, 2012 - February 26, 2012
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA
Learn to make and use silhouette dies, which create forms that are perfectly matching opposites using the hydraulic press. This technique is great for creating beads, pendants, lockets, containers, boxes, or even bud vases. We'll look at how we can use the same die to make different one-of-a-kind pieces, or multiple beads/units for a bracelet or necklace, or make a series of related designs.
There are several ways to make a die reversible! This course will demonstrate both "low-tech" methods as well as use of the Knew Concepts Precision Saw Guide. Demonstrations will also include: a simple way to neatly solder together matching halves so that there is minimal clean-up; how to know which thickness and hardness of urethane to use; how to use a form box to create deeper forms; using commercially available dies; and embossing. If students are interested, how to make a blanking/cutting die will also be taught.
This workshop will begin with an overview of how to use a hydraulic press safely, so this class is appropriate for students with basic metalsmithing skills but no experience with the hydraulic press, as well as experienced jewelers and metalsmiths who want to create more complicated designs.

 

March 9, 2012
Artist Talk-Cynthia Eid
Anchorage, Alaska

 

March 10 and 11, 2012
Argentium Silver-Fusing, Soldering, Granulation, and More
Anchorage, Alaska
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March 12, 13, and 14, 2012
Synclastic and Anticlastic Forming with Hammers
Anchorage, Alaska
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August 3-7, 2011

 

Microfolding, Fusing (and more!) Argentium Silver
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA
www.metalwerx.com
781-891-3854

 

September 6-10
Hydraulic Press From A to Z
Genevieve Flynn's Studio
Kansas City, Missouri

 

October 15-16, 2011
Argentium Silver: Fusing, Granulating, Soldering, and More
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore.Maryland
Contact: 410-225-2219 Shana Kroiz
School_for_Professional_and_Continuing_Studies
www.mica.edu

 

Nov. 18-20, 2011
Hydraulic Press
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA
www.metalwerx.com
781-891-3854

 

June 6-8, 2010
Fusing and Soldering Argentium Sterling
Spruill Center for the Arts
Atlanta, GA, USA
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May 24-25, 2011
Demo Days
Advanced Shell Forming Demos with Betty Helen Longhi
Pre-SNAG Conference
Seattle, WA

 

April 8-10, 2011
Hydraulic Press
Wesleyan Potters
Middletown CT 06457

 

Jan 21-23, 2011
Hydraulic Press
Seattle, WA

Feb 18-20, 2011
Forge an Argentium Sterling Spoon
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA

Nov 4-7, 2010
Hydraulic Press
NCSU Craft Center, Raleigh, NC


September 24,25,26, 2010
Argentium Silver and Kum Boo

Metalwerx
Waltham, MA


March 20-21, 2009, 9-5
Two-Day Hydraulic Press Workshop
League of NH Craftsmen,
3 Lebanon Street, Hanover, NH,


June 7-11, 2010
Creative Forming with the Hydraulic Press
Spruill Arts Center
Atlanta, GA

June 23-27, 2010
Creatively Hammering Anticlastic and Synclastic Jewelry
Metalwer

July 1-5, 2010

Creative Forming with the Hydraulic Press
Honolulu Academy of Arts


July 19-21, 2010

Demonstrations: Argentium Sterling Silver
ACJ-Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Conference
West Dean College
England


July 26-30, 2010

Microfolding, Corrugation, and Creatively Forming Argentium Silver
Jewelry Industry Innovation Center
Birmingham City University
England
http://www.jewellery-innovation.co.uk

August 23-27. 2010
Hydraulic Press

Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI
www.peninsulaartschool.com

 

July 11-15, 2011
Fusing and Granulating Argentium Silver
Jewelry Industry Innovation Center
Birmingham City University
England
T: +44 (0) 121 248 4584   Monday to Thursday 9am to 2.30pm
July 18-22, 2011

 

Synclastic and Anticlastic Forming
Jewelry Industry Innovation Center
Birmingham City University
England
T: +44 (0) 121 248 4584   Monday to Thursday 9am to 2.30pm
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