Hinges and Joints: Standard, Invisible, & Universal with Tom Muir
This hands-on workshop will focus on three types of hinges for the jeweler and metalsmith: an integrated hinge (aka invisible or hidden hinge), a standard three to five knuckle hinge, and a universal joint hinge. Through technical demonstrations, discussions, visual images 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. This class is limited to eight students. Project materials are included. Tools will be available for use.
Saturday, February 23 - Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Basic sawing, filing and soldering skills are necessary for this workshop.
Class Fee: $430
Materials Fee: $10 is payable to the instructor the day of class.
Instructor: *Visiting Artist* Tom Muir
Please note our *visiting artist* registration policy for this workshop. Registration & Refund Policies
Visiting Artist 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 12 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. tommuir.org