North Coast Metalsmiths Guild
A coastal-area metal arts group engaging in the disciplines of forging, gas welded sculpture, jewelry and knife making. All skill levels are invited to participate.
The first one-day workshop was held May 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at Jim Joyce's studio in Timber Cove. Future meetings are scheduled for June 13, September 6, and October 11 of 2008.
The first year is dedicated to introductory training, including personal and studio safety, materials knowledge, tooling, and machinery knowledge and fundamental artist techniques and design.
Each elementary or intermediate artist will be taught to make the hand tooling they would need so as to develop a basic understanding of metallurgy, heat treating, and materials expansion in the 200F to 6000F temperature ranges. More experienced artists will be invited to lead workshops in their working field of expertise.
For more information including location and tuition rates, call Joel Chaban at 707-884-9273 or Jim Joyce at 707-847-3675.
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Gualala Road in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email
Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.