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The Georgia Goldsmiths Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing, enriching, and nurturing the creativity and community of metalsmiths in Georgia. 

It is a diverse organization of professional metalsmiths, jewelry designers, instructors, hobbyists, suppliers, gallery owners, and those who support the fine art of metalsmithing.

You do not have to work with gold to be a member of the Georgia Goldsmiths Guild.  Our members work with silver, copper and a variety of other metals as well as gold.

We encourage you to join us!

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:30 AM • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
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Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
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    • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 6
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    10 Weekly Sessions for Intermediate Level

    Thursdays beginning April 19, 2018, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

    (Sessions may not be held on consecutive weeks due to other MAGG pre-scheduled workshops.)

    Intermediate Level - Students will continue to hone their skills in these jewelry making and metalsmithing sessions.  Learn how to refine your designs and streamline your process so you can do your best work at your current level.  Learn a variety of techniques from a professional metalsmith.  Define your individual style through projects and demos.  Handy tips and tricks will be shown weekly to help speed up your learning curve, so you can get the results you want quicker.  Great opportunity for those wanting to continue building on their basic skills and learn how to refine their style and take their work to the next level.

    Three (3) Beginning levels of instruction required for this class or permission from instructor.

    10 Week Instructor - Helen Blythe-Hart


    Helen is an internationally collected metal artist and educator.  She has been metalsmithing and teaching for over 40 years.  Her invention, a revolutionary soldering method called the Heat Zone, has helped thousands to conquer the torch.  She uses her method to create strikingly original jewels opulently encrusted with colorful gemstones and futuristic sculptures.  Degrees include an MFA and BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and decades of Gemology.

    OPEN STUDIO will follow each daytime class from 2:00 until 6:00.  Please see website for additional Open Studio times and days.

    How Much

    $240 for non-members, with a 10% discount for MAGG members, and 20% discount for high school or college students.

    Where

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Highway

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register for the Intermediate 10 weekly sessions payable in advance via the G3 website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 10 week session.  If the session is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the 10 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 7


    10 Weekly Sessions

    LOW-TECH LOST WAX CASTING

    Thursdays beginning April 19, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    (Sessions may not be held on consecutive weeks due to other MAGG pre-scheduled workshops.)

    This session will teach you techniques for carving wax by hand with tools you already have and with special tools on the Flex-Shaft.  We'll start by carving a ring and casting it using low-tech processes.  Once it's cast, you'll learn how to clean up and polish it so you can wear it home.  There will be time to do a second casting of your choice as well using the tips and tricks you'll learn in class.  It's a great way to recycle your silver scraps!

    10 Week Instructor - Helen Blythe-Hart


    How Much

    $260 for non-members, with a 10% discount for MAGG members, and 20% discount for high school or college students.

    $20 lab fee payable to instructor to cover cost of casting investment, sprues and fuel

    Supply List

    • 2 ounces sterling casting grain plus any good scrap silver you have.  (You'll need to have this by the 4th week of class.)
    • One blue or green ring casting tube with a flat top.  Choose the size tube appropriate to your finger size.
    • 1 dozen spiral sawblades course
    • Medium or course needle files
    • 220 and 400 wet/dry sandpaper
    • Alcohol lamp/denatured alcohol
    • Exacto knife
    • Old pantyhose or similar
    • Sharpie
    • Dividers if you have them

    Some additional supplies for this class will be discussed the first and second week of class.  Supplies will be adjusted to suit your end product.

    Where

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Highway

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register for the 10 weekly sessions payable in advance via the G3 website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 10 week session.  If the session is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the 10 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Saturday, April 21, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
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    Make a MAGG-nificient BOX

    A One-Day Wonder!

    Deep-Draw Tutorial

    Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

            

    Join Martha Fitzmier for a day-long adventure in learning the many uses for our new deep-draw hydraulic press.  Martha will demonstrate the process for drawing seamless vessels and fabricating textured metal to use in jewelry and other projects.

    Each participant will make a round copper box with a textured lid.  Upon completing this project, you will have familiarized yourself with all stages of the deep-draw process.

    Students will work in pairs, helping each other to remember the steps in using the deep-draw equipment.  Each student will receive a kit that includes everything needed to complete the project along with a comprehensive illustrated set of instructions.

    After completing this workshop, you will be certified to use the MAGG electric hydraulic press and deep-draw tooling during open studio hours on special Deep-Draw Days.

    Many thanks to Rio Grande and Bonny Doon for donating this fabulous equipment!

    How Much

    $100 for the 1-day workshop plus $25 for a materials kit (paid to the instructor in class)

    6 students maximum per workshop

    Where

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Highway

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register in advance via the G3 website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 10 week session.  If the session is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the 10 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Sunday, April 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 0
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    Make a MAGG-nificient BOX

    A One-Day Wonder!

    Deep-Draw Tutorial

    Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

            

    Join Martha Fitzmier for a day-long adventure in learning the many uses for our new deep-draw hydraulic press.  Martha will demonstrate the process for drawing seamless vessels and fabricating textured metal to use in jewelry and other projects.

    Each participant will make a round copper box with a textured lid.  Upon completing this project, you will have familiarized yourself with all stages of the deep-draw process.

    Students will work in pairs, helping each other to remember the steps in using the deep-draw equipment.  Each student will receive a kit that includes everything needed to complete the project along with a comprehensive illustrated set of instructions.

    After completing this workshop, you will be certified to use the MAGG electric hydraulic press and deep-draw tooling during open studio hours on special Deep-Draw Days.

    Many thanks to Rio Grande and Bonny Doon for donating this fabulous equipment!

    How Much

    $100 for the 1-day workshop plus $25 for a materials kit (paid to the instructor in class)

    6 students maximum per workshop

    Where

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Highway

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register in advance via the G3 website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 10 week session.  If the session is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the 10 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 7
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    10 Weekly Sessions for Beginners

    Wednesdays beginning April 25, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    (Sessions may not be held on consecutive weeks due to other MAGG pre-scheduled workshops.)

    Beginning Level - NO previous experience required or for those wanting to continue building basic skills!  Learn basic techniques of jewelry fabrication and metalsmithing by making pieces such as rings, bracelets, and pendants.  Students will learn soldering with a torch, piercing, forming, finishing and stone setting.  For beginners, THE FIRST DAY IS MANDATORY.  Each quarter will present new projects.

    10 Week Instructor - Pattie Appleby


    Pattie got a late start in the art scene after a long career in Corporate Human Resources.  Starting out with stained glass and fusing, it was a quick move to needing a frame for the beautiful pieces coming out of the kiln.  Thus, was born a love of metalsmithing.  Pattie has taught at The Spruill Center for the Arts and for the Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and is an avid student herself.  She has learned from some amazing artists and would love to share that knowledge with her students.  Get ready to have some fun and make some beautiful pieces of art!  "Don't say you can't because I know you can!"

    OPEN STUDIO will follow each daytime class from 2:00 until 6:00.  Please see website for additional Open Studio times and days.

    How Much

    $240 for non-members, with a 10% discount for MAGG members, and 20% discount for high school or college students.

    All necessary tools are provided; however, students will need to purchase their own metal, which will cost approximately $75 - $100 and will be discussed on the first day.

    Where

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Highway

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register for the Beginner 10 weekly sessions payable in advance via the G3 website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.  (Participant must purchase and supply their own metal separately.)

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 10 week session.  If the session is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the 10 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Monday, May 07, 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Friday, May 11, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 5
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    Paint with Fire!!

    Add 'pops' of color to your work!

    Incorporate torch-fired enamel pieces in your silver or gold designs!

    *FUN and FAST*

    **NO KILN NEEDED**

    May 7-11, 2018

    Debora Mauser

    Monday - Friday, 9:00 am -5:00 pm


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    Explore the world of torch fired enameling. We will start with the immersion method of enameling using beads and small pieces of copper as well as making enameled headpins.  Next, extend that knowledge one step further by adding cat’s whiskers, frit, decals and water color enamels.  Students will learn how to use liquid enamel and achieve several different finishes.  Emphasis will be on exploration of enameling, but time will be spent on cold connections of your favorite designs as well.

    Just a few of the places you can find Debora teaching each year are: the Tucson gem show; the Bead Fest in Sante Fe, NM, Arlington, TX, and Oaks, PA; William Holland School of Lapidary; Wildacres, NC; and Sawtooth Center for Creative Arts in Winston Salem, NC.   Find out more about Debora by going to her website at http://www.deboramauserdesigns.com.

    When:     May 7-11, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Cost:        $500 at time of registration online

                     $65 kit fee payable to instructor at workshop

    Where:    MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

    Kit fee is $65 which includes the use of torches and complete immersion set up, enamel, frit, decals, 30 beads, 10 pieces of precut copper components, mapp gas, mask, rivets, and micro screws.

    Additionally, students should bring 24 and 22 gauge copper, 2 extra canisters of mapp gas (which can be found at Lowes/Home Depot; the yellow canister) for use at their stations, safety glasses and your personal pliers, files, saw/blades, etc.  

    Registration

    Not a current GGG member?  Join today so you can participate in this GGG Member Workshop.  Membership is $50 annually.

    Next, register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the GGG website at www.georgiagoldsmiths.org

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Georgia Goldsmiths Guild when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

     

    • Saturday, May 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, May 20, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • G#, 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
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    Two Days of TESSELATION with 

    JULIA WOODMAN

    Saturday & Sunday

    May 19 & 20, 2018

    10:00 - 4:00

    Tesselation:  an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together, especially of polygons, in a repeated pattern without gaps or overlapping.

    Join Julia Woodman for the rare opportunity to learn tessellation from the master!  There are so many things one can do with multiple, identical shapes:  earrings, pendants, bracelets, flatware handles.  your imagination will guide your designs!


    How much

    $200

    Where

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Highway

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register in advance via the G3 website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 10 week session.  If the session is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the 10 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Georgia Goldsmiths Guild when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".



    • Saturday, June 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, June 10, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, Georgia 30340
    • 11
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    CUTTLEFISH CASTING WORKSHOP

    featuring


    Barbara Mann

    June 9 - 10, 2018

    This workshop will give participants the skills and inspiration to cast jewelry or a small-scale object in sterling silver. Using the ancient technique of cuttlebone casting, students will learn to make molds into which molten metal will be poured. Within minutes after casting, the molds are opened and the metal objects are ready for finishing. Students will learn how to use a jeweler's saw, hand files, abrasive paper and how to patina metal and use a rotary tumbler for polishing.

    The cuttlefish is a squid-like creature whose skeleton can be found on the beach. It is soft enough to carve and has a beautiful wood grain-like pattern which yields a rich texture on the surface of the cast metal. There are several ways to prepare the molds from the cuttlebone, including direct carving, making a mold cavity by pressure (pushing something hard into the soft surface of the mold) or by creating a negative space in a sheet of mat board which is placed between the two halves of the mold. This may sound complicated, but it is not. The process is fun and students should be able to create one to two pieces during the day.

    During the workshop, we will talk about other methods of casting, alloying metal, when to cast and when to fabricate a metal project.

    On the second day of the workshop, students will learn how to make a three-piece cuttlefish mold, how to use “embeddable” findings to make bails and jump rings, how to cast stones in place and which stones are suitable. The instructor will have several kinds of stones for students to purchase including cubic zirconias, raw diamonds, sapphires, rubies and meteorites. We will look at and discuss various mold making materials such as milliput, sculpy, clay and wood which can be used for repeating shapes and forms. There will be a demonstration of bi-metal casting, casting onto pierced sheet metal and forming and using wire as a cast element. As a finale, we will cast silver into various materials such as broom straw, peanuts and beans to achieve some fun and interesting forms and textures.

    When:  Saturday - Sunday
               June 9 - 10, 2018
       10 am - 5 pm  

    Cost:    $200 

    Where:  G3 Studio
       5353 Buford Highway NE
     Doraville, GA 30340

    Materials Needed:

    Students may bring their own clean sterling silver metal to cast, or they can purchase metal from the instructor at a cost of approximately $22.00 per ounce. (The price is based on the market price of silver at that time. The cost of silver is not included in class fee). Each casting will weigh around 1/2 ounce to one ounce. That weight is a Troy ounce, not an avoirdupois ounce or an apothecary or a gram weight. We will talk about that too.

    Registration

    Not a current G3 member?  Join today so you can participate in this G3 Member Workshop.  Membership is $35 annually.

    Next, register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the G3 website at www.georgiagoldsmiths.org

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Georgia Goldsmiths Guild when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".



    • Monday, July 16, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 20, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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    DRAWING ON METAL WITH DEB KARASH

    July 16-20, 2018

    Monday - Friday

    9:30-5:00

    $550


    Who doesn’t want to add a little color to their jewelry, or maybe your own patterns and images? Class will cover Deb's technique for applying color to copper with colored pencils, design and drawing tips, and some fabrication based on time available. Learn to add color and excitement to your work with her special technique! In this 5 day class you should finish at least one pendant and several sample pieces. All levels welcome.


    Materials fee:  $50 paid to instructor


    *Students should bring hand tools, saw, #2 swiss half round file, needle files, etc., including a rivet hammer or hammer hand piece, 6x6 piece of 22g. copper, 6X6 piece of sterling silver, Prismacolor premier brand colored pencils, sketch pad, x-acto knife and blades, non-marring hammer.


    When:     July 16-20, 2018, 9:30-5:00

    Where:    5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

    Cost:       $550 at time of registration

    Registration


    Not a current GGG member?  Join today so you can participate in this GGG Member Workshop.  Membership is $50 annually.

    Next, register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the GGG website at https://www.gagoldsmiths.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.


    Cancellation / Refund Policy


    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    Accommodations


    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Georgia Goldsmiths Guild when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

    • Friday, August 31, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, September 02, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • G3, 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 12
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    SILVER GRANULATION WITH

    KATHY KINEV

    August 31 - September 2, 2018

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm


    How Much

    $300

    Where

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Highway

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register in advance via the G3 website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 10 week session.  If the session is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the 10 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Georgia Goldsmiths Guild when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".



    • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, Georgia 30340
    • 10
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    Keum Boo & Roller Printing

    featuring




    Barbara Mann

    September 15, 2018

    When:  Saturday 

    September 15, 2018
       10 am - 4 pm  

    Cost:    $100 

    Where:  G3 Studio
       5353 Buford Highway NE
     Doraville, GA 30340


    Registration

    Not a current G3 member?  Join today so you can participate in this G3 Member Workshop.  Membership is $50 annually.

    Next, register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the G3 website at www.georgiagoldsmiths.org

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Georgia Goldsmiths Guild when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".



    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 14, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • G3, 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville GA 30340
    • 11
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    WEAVING METALS with

    GAIL THAYER

    Saturday & Sunday

    October 13-14, 2018

    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


    How much

    $200 plus kit fee tba

    Where

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Highway

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register in advance via the G3 website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 10 week session.  If the session is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the 10 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Georgia Goldsmiths Guild when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".







    • Monday, October 22, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, October 26, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 10
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    5-Day Workshop

    Form and Function:  Engineering for Multiples

    instructed by

    Jayne Redman


    October 22 - 26, 2018

    Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Jayne Redman is known for her unusual way of working with metal in three dimensions, often using multiples of the same shape to convey a single idea. Using nature as her inspiration she considers combinations of form and function, integrating mechanics with design and applying innovative engineering methods. How petals are attached to each other can generate an idea for an assembly process. Studying the curve of a leaf can lead to a new forming technique. The graceful bend of a flower stem can become an ear wire design.

    This workshop will teach you how to develop patterns for many of the engineering concepts that Jayne Redman works with in her jewelry. Jayne will take you through the design process from initial drawings to final prototypes and finished pieces.  You will learn the principles behind centrally radiating forms, properly nested forms, spacing for slotted forms, using faux hinging, and tab construction.

    Self-registering one piece blanking dies will give you the ability to quickly create multiples in metal sheet of the shapes you conceive, affording you the time to get lost in the design process and experiment with forming and assembling.  When you learn the method of sawing blanking dies from flat stock tool steel you will be amazed at how quickly you can go from original idea to duplicated shape as you make and use your own dies during class.

    Copper for samples, saw blades, drill bits, and tool steel will be available for purchase from Jayne.  She will supply her rotational bench pin for each student to use.  They will also be available for purchase at a special price at the end of the workshop.

    When

    Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    October 22 - 26, 2018

    How Much

    $500 workshop fee payable at registration

    Where

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Highway

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Tools and Materials for Students to Bring:

    • We will be using 1/32" tool steel for blanking dies that will cut up to 22 gauge sheet.  Bring 22 gauge or thinner sterling silver for finished pieces.  If you have a project in mind that will require thicker metal bring it but know that you will be cutting out shapes by hand.
    • 5" deep saw frame, #110133 - This is important!!! If your tool is longer than the saw frame you will not be able to cut out your die!!!
    • Bur Life, #117003
    • Half round hand file, #2 cut - #114708
    • Center punch, #118117
    • Dividers, #116010
    • Drawing tools and materials: Plain white copy or inkjet paper, pencil and sharpener, eraserr, ruler, fine Sharpie markers, scissors, exacto knife, compass
    • Rubber cement

    Studio Tools:

    • Bench or workspace at tables for each student
    • Sink or close access to water source
    • Hydraulic press with two 6" x 6" x 1/2" sheets of acrylic and/or a Large Bench vise
    • Several Flex Shafts
    • Foredom or small bench top drill press
    • One c-clamp per student to attach bench pin to bench (I can ship these from my studio if necessary)

    Registration

    Not a current G3 member?  Join today so you can participate in this G3 Member Workshop.  Membership is $50 annually.

    Next, register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the G3 website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 404-455-3700 and mention Metalsmith Art Guild of Georgia, aka Georgia Goldsmiths Guild, when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

    • Monday, November 05, 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Friday, November 09, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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     Sterling Silver Padlock with a Key


    Richard Salley

    November 5 - 9, 2018

    Monday - Friday, 9:30 am -5:00 pm


    Padlocks date back to the Roman Era (500 BC - 300 AD) and have gone through many changes over the years.  In this 5-Day workshop you will learn to construct a working padlock with key that is both decorative and functional.  Use it to secure a chain or add it to a book cover, handbag or ????

    If you like mechanisms, hinges and catches you'll enjoy this workshop that is sure to be challenging and fun.

    Cost

    $500 at time of registration online

    Where

    5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

    Registration

    Not a current GGG member?  Join today so you can participate in this GGG Member Workshop.  Membership is $50 annually.

    Next, register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the GGG website at www.georgiagoldsmiths.org

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Georgia Goldsmiths Guild when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

     

    • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rock Spring Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Ga




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