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EZ Torch, Orca cleaning

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
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Events - Workshops and Classes

 2014 Schedule of Workshops and Events

IN-DEPTH RETREATS 2014 at Michael Sturlin Studio - Scottsdale, AZ
Session A - January 18-22 (filled)

Session B - January 28 - February 1 (filled)
Session C - February 7-11 (filled)
Session D - December 6-10 (filled)

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts - Spring Open Session - San Francisco, CA
Metalsmithing - March 21-22-23, 2014 (filled)

Visiting Artist Workshop - Artist Row Studios - Carmel Indiana
The Design Session - Creative Development + Artistic Identity - April 14-16 (limited seating)

The Studio Session - Melting + Pouring + Milling Metal - April 18-19 (filled)

2014 Bead & Button Show – Milwaukee, WI
Clasps + Bails + Findings - May 30-31 (filled)
Studio Session - Forging Intensive - 
June 1-2-3 (only 2 seats left)
Hand Wrought RingsJune 5-6 (limited seating)
Freehand Fabricated Chain - 
June 7-8 (limited seating)

Chased and Forged Pendant - June 9 (new class - just added!)

Visiting Artist Workshop - Lillstreet Art Center - Chicago, IL
Beyond the Bezel - Carved and Pierced Decorative Settings - July 11-13 (filled)

Visiting Artist Workshop - Studio JSD - Grand Haven, MI
The Forging Progressive - Form and Fluency with Hand and Hammer - August 7-10

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts - Fall Open Session - San Francisco, CA
Metalsmithing - September 26-27-28, 2014

Visiting Artist Workshop - Cornwall School  of Art, Craft and Jewellery - Cornwall, UK 
Torch and Metal - Handmade Mill Products - October 17-18 (only 3 spaces remaining)
Beyond the Bezel - Fabricating Decorative Settings - October 19-21 (only 3 spaces remaining)

2015 Schedule of Workshops and Events

IN-DEPTH RETREATS 2015 at Michael Sturlin Studio - Scottsdale, AZ  
Session A -  January 16-20, 2015 (filled) 
Session B - January 26-30, 2015  (filled)
Session C - February 7-11, 2015 (filled)
Session D - November 16-20, 2015 (filled)

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I am a goldsmith working in precious materials using basic tools and traditional fabrication techniques. My design aesthetic is minimalist. My studio approach is minimalist as well. I prefer to work as directly as possible in the transformation of raw material into finished object. My philosophical perspective is that skill with tool and fluency with material are the fundamental catalyst for creative expression.

In addition to maintaining a studio practice I present workshops and classes on applied technique and professional development.

1970-1985 - self taught goldsmith and jewelry maker.
1986-1994 - continuing education at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, San Francisco, specialization in advanced goldsmithing and professional development.
1973 to present - active as professional goldsmith, studio jewelry artist, and consultant in fine jewelry industry.
1985 to present - active as professional goldsmith, studio jewelry artist, educator, writer, and consultant.

For more information visit michael's studio blog on Ganoksin:
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Recipient of awards from the World Gold Council,
American Jewelry Design Council, and Jewelers of America.
Inclusion in New Designers Gallery JA New York Summer Show.
Featured artist in LARK Book Masters: Gold.
Publication in 85+ magazine features.

Serial Columnist for Art Jewelry Magazine, Serial Columnist for Metal Clay Artist Magazine, Feature Article Writer for Jewelry Artist Magazine.

Faculty member Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts 2005 - 2010.
Conference presenter for MJSA, JCK, AGTA, CLASP, MCWC.
Presented workshops at 30+ venues as visiting guest artist.

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At 8:34am on January 7, 2011, Dorothée Rosen said…

Wow, you look like a very busy person in our shiny world, good for you!

What made you ask my 'friendship'?

Dorothée in Halifax

At 12:18am on January 7, 2011, Marilyn Gardiner said…

Hello from Tucson. We're back here for the winter. I took your workshop here through ADC a few years ago.


At 8:04pm on June 7, 2010, b heer jewellery originals said…
Hi Micheal.
Thank you for your comments about the pearl ring.
I hope business is going well for you in Arizona.
At 11:57am on June 2, 2010, Bridget Catchpole said…
Hi Michael
Thank you for the request. You're work is beautiful, I'm not much of a gem kinda girl but the "something for a rainy day" struck a cord. I love double rings and I'm sick to death of the rain in Vancouver! You're studio is spectacular!
At 11:31pm on December 21, 2009, Cheryl Fraser said…
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with me.

At 9:08pm on November 26, 2009, Miranda Scott said…
Thanks for coming to visit us at George Brown!
At 11:18pm on November 22, 2009, Ivanne Binetruy said…
I remember seing you in our studio last month! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and looking forward to see you again in the spring.
At 8:30pm on November 22, 2009, Ivanne Binetruy said…
I love your work!
At 7:50pm on November 4, 2009, Michael David Sturlin said…
I am delighted to become a member of MAG. I look forward to participating.

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