"Hmmm, I've casually wondered this too. I was a welder and have migrated into jewellery. Besides the startling "pop" sound, I was told as a welder that by turning off your acetylene first then the oxygen, that the flow of…"
"Hi Lissa, well...now you have me really piqued on this issue because inconsistency is a contributing root cause to accidents. Industrial welding and jewelry soldering is pretty much the same, just the scale is different. Bigger tanks,…"
"In welding operations you would be using the much larger K cylinders and the concern there is that unburned fuel could be released and ignite unexpectedly so therefore the fuel is shut off first and then the oxygen. Also remember your work…"
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Learn enamelling from a full time professional enamellist. I teach both traditional and experimental techniques.In my one day enamelling workshops you will learn as much in 5 hours as many classes teach in a month or more. No experience is necessary to take the beginner class. By the end of class you will be comfortable enamelling on your own. This is a great option for those living outside the downtown core as there's no commuting back and forth.Enamelling is not limited to jewellery, it can…See More
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Do you consider yourself a professional, student or emerging artist. Are you a gallery, school, organization or guild?
In what area of the metal arts do you work?
silversmith, metalsmith, sculptor
Tell us about your education.
I began by taking lessons from a silversmith. I've continued to increase my skill level through further courses, reading and experimentation.
Share some of your career highlights or goals.
In 2011 I won the Best Jewelry Award at the Sooke Fine Arts Show in Sooke, BC and over the last few years, my work has been juried into other art shows on Vancouver Island.
I hope to take my work into more of a sculptural direction and use my organic, elemental designs to add beauty to our planet.
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