September 24th, 2017
El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506
The day will begin with an initial meeting on the Art Patio (marked on the map at the bottom of this email with a red x). Attendees will be divided into four groups and will attend 5 sessions lasting 35 to 40 minutes each. Each group will have the opportunity to attend each presenter’s topic.
If you and your friends wish to be in the same group you will need to arrive at our check-in station together.
On-site check in will take place on the Art Patio
outside of ART 133 from 9:30 am - 9:50 am.
Lunch is included
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
* $50 registration includes the full year of membership plus three bonus months of membership for signing up or renewing for Demo Day
Below are this years AWESOME presenters:
- Corliss Rose of 2 Roses: Screw Polymer Clay
Corliss will explain how polymer clay can be easily and very successfully incorporated with metals and multi-media disciplines. You'll be surprised how adaptable the medium is and how it complements fabrication techniques.
- Brad Smith: The 3-M's of Tools, Maintenance, Modification, and Making Your Own
We all benefit from a little TLC, and jewelers tools are no exception.
This presentation will cover topics like getting rid of rust, sharpening, and prepping a new tool that's just been purchased. Modifications will be discussed to make your tools more productive. And examples will be shown for how to make some of your own tools, such as templates, texture hammers, bezel closers, punches, repussée tools, and design stamps.
- Raminta Jautokas: Bonny Doon Precision Non-Conforming Die Containment System
The Bonny Doon precision containment system is used with a hydraulic press to produce high fidelity stampings of die patterns and textures. This system not only adds dimension, but amazing detail even in thicker metal. This is possible because the cylindrical container and pusher are a very tight fit and therefore when the urethane is compressed it has nowhere to go but into the die. The brass dies are individually hand machined at Bonny Doon’s studio with a rose engine from the 1880’s. Most notably, rose engines were used to create the renowned Fabergé eggs. You can also use a flex shaft to carve your own designs into the dies. Raminta will demo how to use the system and present examples of how the stamped metal can be used to create unique jewelry designs.
- Kristina Grace: Pricing your work, Production vs. Custom Orders
Kristina will walk you through her personal experiences in the industry and let you learn from her the best method for pricing, from beginner to expert, custom one of a kind pieces and/or production line pieces of art.
- Toni Federe: Mold, Cast, Play, REPEAT!!
Learn to judge what kind of originals will deliver the best molds, how to set up your original for perfect results, and how to fix some common bloopers. I will also show how to make castings from a variety of material including several types of air-dry clays as well as demonstrating some surface treatments including acrylic paint, dye and alcohol inks, and stains.