Tubing Technical: An Exploration in Fabrication, 3-day workshop, ONLINE workshop with Alison Antelman
Live Online Workshop with Alison Antelman Friday, March 5 – Sunday, March 7, 2021
12:00 - 7:00 pm (EST) daily
Tubing definition: a hollow form open at both ends, not necessarily round. Explore the myriad ways to make and use tubing. Join, bend, connect, hang, set faceted trillion stones, stretch and hinge, using tubing. Students make 2 projects: a hinged pendant with a trillion stone setting that hangs from a bail created with hand-made bent tubing. A pivot earring where students learn to stretch tubing that fits a faceted stone for simple earrings that pivot.
A step-by-step handout with images and text is supplied.
**Students need either a bolted down bench vise or make your own draw pull jig (DYI instructions will be e-mailed after registration).
- Prerequisites: This is an intermediate level class, basic fabrication and soldering required. There is a required student tool and supply list for this workshop. Open studio at Flux Metal Arts will also be available for students to use torches, tools and equipment with additional hands on guidance available during class for an additional $105 fee (curently limited to 4).
- Technology: Class will be held live via Zoom during the scheduled dates. Reliable internet access with a device like a tablet, or computer with the Zoom app installed is best way to watch demonstrations. Most cell phone screens are too small for students to see what's going on in demos, but a great way for Alison to look over your shoulder while working during class. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent via email the week of class.
- After the Class: Students will receive a doc via email with noted resource links, and access to the class recordings for two weeks after class.
Class Fee: $495 Materials Fee:$65 payable at registration. Student kits will be shipped in advance by UPS ground (included in kit fee) to the address provided at registration. Canada & international students, please contact us for help sourcing materials)
Instructor: *virtual visiting artist* Alison Antelman
Class registration will close on February 19 to allow time for material kits to be shipped. Please note our *online class* registration policy for this workshop. Registration & Refund Policies
Questions? Give us a call at the studio (440) 205-1770.
**Images for this workshop are provided by the instructor, and represent the project and techniques taught. Student results may vary depending on student skill level.
Please read carefully and email me if you have questions. Alison@antelman.com
*** these are items you might not have and need for this workshop (Otto Frei numbers as reference)
1.Basic tool kit Basic tool kit: Bench pin, hand tools, files-large/small, pliers, saw, saw/blades 2/0 or 3/0. hand tools-wire cutters
2. Pliers: round OR half round, flat/chain nose, cutters
3. Files- basic Files large and small/mini (flat, half round, round)
4. Files mini sizes 4 inch cut # 2 (my preference). round: Part # 131.583GR. three sided: Part # 131.630GR Flat/equaling: Part # 131.498GR
I love these tiny files made by Grobet from Italy at Ottofrei.com
5. Soldering supplies including; torch, flux, sheet/chip hard and medium solder, pic, third hand, tweezers, pickle pot, etc…It will be useful to have a soldering pad similar to Solderite™ Pad, Hard, 6" x 6" x 1/2" Charcoal block ok too.
6. Burr life/beeswax or another blade lubricant
7. Scribe -anything sharp to scribe into metal
8. Calipers/ruler and/or other measuring device
9. Sharpie marker
10. Tube Cutting Jig OR Miter Jig example from otto frei: Part # 126.450
11. Chasing hammer/something to set stones with.
12. Stone setting tools including bezel pusher, burnisher and/or punch.
13. Safety glasses
14. 3mm round OR setting Burr****
15. Large shears/sometimes called aviation shears or Joyce Chen shears
16. Heavy mallet: something to push settings together, also to put seam together.
17. goldsmith’s hammer or anything with narrow rectangular side, flat side useful too.***
18. pumice wheel or small flex shaft wheel to finish/smooth end of ear wire and perimeter of stone.
19. Delrin plastic OR wood block with crevices may be called U channel, used for forming metal. You can file a round groove in a block of wood. ***
20. Tubing draw plate**** Steel Tube Forming Draw Plate 3.0mm-10.0mm
Part # 128.040 http://www.ottofrei.com/Tube-Forming-Draw-Plate-3.0mm-10.0mm.html
22. Bolted down bench vise OR make your own Draw pull ***
23. drift pin *** (aka: drift punch), small round mandrel/drift pin/punch, a tapered scribe can work too./ Gradually tapered bezel shaper/ tapered scribe- for stretching tubing. 1/16 of an inch TEKTON 1/16 Inch Alignment Punch | 66171 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QV2K0KG/ref=emc_b_5_t
24. Draw tongs or Vice Grips, pointed locking vice grips*** https://www.amazon.com/VISE-GRIP-Original-Locking-Pliers-1602L3/dp/B0000BYD9A
Optional: A chain to add to your pendant.
Virtual visiting artist Alison B. Antelman exhibits and sells her work from her studio, galleries and at craft shows nationally. She is a 2015 Niche Award Winner, won First Place in the 2014 Charles Lewton Brain Fold-Forming Competition and 2015 Best of Jewelry at the Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival. Her work is published in Art Jewelry Today 4 by Schiffer Publishing, Showcase 500 Art Necklaces and 500 Gemstone Jewels by Lark Books, Art Jewelry Today 3 by Schiffer publishing, Lapidary Journal’s Jewelry Artist magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle. She teaches workshops through art centers and Guilds nationally. She is often found creating one-of-a-kind jewelry in her well-lit studio, The Sawtooth building in Berkeley, California. antelman.com