Now available in Phoenix.
Melt bezels, Burnt bottoms, Have to re-do solder seams? The Heat Zone intensive soldering workshop will teach you how to solder better, faster and neater. Beginners through advanced silversmiths start with the anatomy of the flame and apply it to a series of exercises designed to build soldering skills. All aspects of soldering will be covered in depth as well as tips and tricks galore. Day two will cover acetylene tank safety and setup in the studio. Invaluable for those wanting to get started off soldering right, to improve skills, or as a refresher in the finer points of soldering.
Helen Blythe-Hart, inventor of the acclaimed Heat Zone Soldering Method, has been practicing her metal artistry for over 30 years and teaching students for 18 years both at University and Community levels. She has won numerous awards in this country and her work has been collected internationally by the Deutsches Goldschmeidehaus, a metalsmithing museum in Germany, and Orphan Pharmaceuticals in Paris, France. Other corporate collections include the Hyatt Regency, Johnson and Johnson, and AOC Corporations. She specializes in sterling silver and glass sculptures with a futuristic edge, and loves to combine natural stones with patterned gold and silver to create lushly extravagant jewels that sparkle with brilliance and articulated movement. Degrees include a BFA in metals from Indiana University, and an MFA in Sculpture and Metals from Georgia State University. Graduate Gemologist (GIA) and member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Her work is shown in art galleries across the US.
Making metal mellifluous is the sensuous pursuit of the Smith: I love to make metal sing. Who can resist the lure of gorgeous gemstones artfully nestled in richly textured gold? My bliss is in the details... subtle textures, bold designs, articulated movement, the colors of New York or Monet. This is my passion since I can remember. Nothing has defined humanity more than metal and stone. The most elemental of Arts, the desire to adorn, instinctual. Wear these pieces as a Queen would a scepter, or a King, a signet.
Skill level: All Levels
Lecture: Free , February 4th, 7:00 PM, "Evolution of the Artist" , Location TBA
$200 ADC Members / $225 Non-Members