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Hey there!I'm a pretty new silver smith! I have just started up a little work bench of my own and I bought the EZ torch. It has been working really well the last few months, but this week the flame has started to surge and sputter. Tonight I was just about to anneal a piece of silver and I went to light the torch, It made a fire ball and the flames fell back running down the handle, I turned off both knobs but the flame didn't go out until I blew it out! so after I was sure the flame was out I…See More
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?
Tell us about your education.
New Brunswick Craft School (N.B.C.C.D.) '76-'78
Workshop in Chasing and Repousse' '78 Lois Betteridge instructor
Apprenticeship at Aitkens Pewter, Fredericton .N.B. '79
Grant McEwan University, Edmonton, Graphic Design '82-'84
with lots of self-teaching in between.
Share some of your career highlights or goals.
My apprenticeship/employment at Aitkens Pewter with Philip Aitken's mentorship.
Being commissioned to execute two pewter repousse chalice and paton sets.
Designing two bronze memorial plaques for Alberta Forestry.
Honoured to have a piece in a permanent museum collection. One of my favorite places!
While I enjoy working on my own I feel real growth comes from learning with and from others so it is my personal goal to attend more workshops.