Wireframe Fabrication with Nash Quinn - Online
Join HMAG and Nash Quinn on Zoom to learn skills and insight into fabricating complex dimensional forms from wire.
Time & Location
May 07, 2022, 10:00 AM – May 08, 2022, 12:00 PM
10am-12pm on May 7th and May 8th on Zoom
This workshop is all about fabricating complex dimensional forms from wire. Using wire allows for airy, dramatic pieces full of negative space, and is a great way to build volume without using excessive amounts of material. Demonstrations will include fabricating flat on the soldering surface, cross-drilling and friction-fitting components for complex joins, peg-and-hole connections, torch use, heat sinks, and other soldering tips and tricks.
Nash Quinn is a metalsmith who specializes in pattern-formed enamel vessels and small-scale mechanisms. Originally from Wyoming, he received his BFA from the University of Wyoming, and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He teaches, lectures, and exhibits his work at craft schools, jewelry academies, and universities nationwide. His work has been featured in exhibitions including 40 Under 40: The Next Generation at the National Ornamental Metal Museum, and Rings!, curated by Helen Drutt. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
This workshop will be primarily demonstration-based, and it is unnecessary to purchase any materials beforehand. During the demonstration, Nash will be working with a variety of sterling silver square, round, and rectangular wire in various gauges, as well as multiple soldering aids and bench tools. Nash will discuss each tool and material as he uses it, and students can decide for themselves if it’s an item they’d like to invest in.
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