'Marriage of Metal' (or simply 'Married Metals') is an inlay technique in which component pieces of metal are fitted together in a jigsaw puzzle fashion. Using a 'palette' of non-ferrous metals, each having its own distinct color, participants will learn to create a wide range of striking patterns as well as two-and three-dimensional images. Topics to be covered will include: design development (geometric patterns; 2D and 3D designs; etc.); transferring paper patterns to metal surfaces; sawing, fitting and soldering tricks and techniques; incorporation of married metal panels into finished pieces and special construction considerations; and, final finishes and patinas.
BIO: John Cogswell is a jeweler, silversmith, educator and author/illustrator. He currently a professor emeritus from SUNY New Paltz, NY and previously taught at Parsons School of Design, NYC, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and Hofstra University, LI. He is also former director of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. In addition, he has conducted numerous workshops at such locations as Arrowmont; Brookfield; Haystack; Penland; Appalachian Center; Peters Valley; Touchstone; FSG/Atlantic Center for the Arts and many others. He was the 2006 inductee into the National Metalsmiths' Hall of Fame and was selected as Touchstone Center for Crafts' 2007 Artist of the Year. He is author and illustrator of Creative Stonesetting, and has served as a technical consultant and contributing author for several contemporary texts including Metals technic, Contemporary Silver and The Penland Book of Jewelry. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and publications, and is included in many public and private collections, including the Victoria Albert Museum, London, UK, the Jewish Museum, NYC, and the Ackland Museum of Art, Chapel Hill, NYC.SKILL LEVEL:
WORKSHOP FEES: $300.ADC Members/$325. Non-Members