DEMO Day 2017 is upon us!
And what an exciting time it is! We have an amazing starting lineup this year at El Camino College.
We are covering the following topics:
- 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.