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EZ Torch, Orca cleaning

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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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Enterprise Toronto Arts Forum

Enterprise Toronto, Economic Development Department of the City of Toronto will be hosting the 4th annual Arts Forum being held at the North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, on Tuesday March 29, 2011.  This years Arts Forum theme is "Get Discovered".


The Arts Forum is a full day of activity around entrepreneurship and the arts.  Small Business owners and Entrepreneurs in the Arts are welcome to attend and take in a full day of information gathering,… Continue

Added by MAG Tech Support on March 6, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Interview with Silversmith Wesley Harris


  As a student at a small high school in Erin,…

Added by MAG Tech Support on March 1, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Gas Forge Plans

I just wanted to let any aspiring blacksmiths know about a set of plans I offer for making your own gas forge. Visit Gas Forge Plans

This forge is a great benefit when space is limited or you don't want to deal with the mess of coal. It is also quite economical to run using only about 2 lbs of propane an… Continue

Added by David Robertson on February 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

PRECIOUS METAL CLAY BOOT CAMP--One day intensive class


Boot Camp for PMC lovers!!

This full-day intensive class is packed with technical and practical information. The projects cover a wide range of techniques that will allow you start working in PMC right away!

Participants will create THREE projects from start to finish:

*PMC Ring with stone setting

*PMC Relief Earrings

*PMC Paste Project with torch firing

Plus: Room Temperature Vulcanization Mold Making… Continue

Added by Cynosure Jewelry on February 11, 2011 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Precious Metal Clay RINGS ONLY Workshop !

Using Precious Metal Clay (PMC), you fabricate rings from ring blanks and nesting rings that can include bezels.
No previous experience necessary.
Two day workshop.
Saturday February 26 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday February 27 10 am to 2 pm
Cost: $80.95
Material fee $75

Mohawk College--Hamilton at Fennell Campus (Room F120)
135 Fennell Avenue West (at the corner of West 5th St)
Hamilton, Ontario, L9C 1E9
phone: (905) 575-1212

Added by Cynosure Jewelry on February 11, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Studio with Equipment Available-3D Arts, Sculpture, Artists, Fine Crafts

We have limited vacancies in our new studio and workshop share program in the heart of the downtown arts community available for immediate occupancy, and filling up fast.

All members get a personal studio area within a 2000 sq. ft. open studio for storage of their personal items and work on small projects. Then a large communal work area is provided for creating larger pieces.

Members also get 24/7 access to a 1200 sq. ft., unmatched workshop containing more than $10,000… Continue

Added by Marina Guglielmi on January 27, 2011 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Studio to share

Expression of Interest - Studio to Share: Ceramic artist looking to share a studio with other visual artists/craftsperson’s (2 max).  Ground floor, 770 square foot commercial space at Dupont and Symington in Toronto .  Available as of February 1st.

This studio is a spacious open-concept ground floor unit with private entrance and loft (no live in). The space is ideal for individuals who enjoy interacting with their customers in the workspace, with the potential to teach classes. It… Continue

Added by Ken Vickerson on January 13, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

call for entry

Ingrid Mueller Art and Concepts has expanded! and now has room for more fine craft, such as jewelry. On the ninth of February we will host a fashion/ jewelry show. it will be an evening of fine wine, fine art and fine jewelry.

there will be three jeweler's....yet to be decided. this means you!

submitting  artists are asked to consider a series/ set  of 10-20 pieces (a selection of which will stay on after the show for further sales in the gallery)

feel free to…


Added by aidan stanley on January 12, 2011 at 1:02pm — No Comments

2011 Blacksmith Courses in Southern Ontario

New 2011 Blacksmith Course Calendar Now Up

Wow this has been a busy year at The Hammer and Tongs studio, with both small and large projects and a lot of teaching. This coming year 2011, I have booked 22 blacksmith courses that are already starting to fill up.

If you are interested in my current selection please visit Blacksmith Course in Ontario for schedule and more…


Added by David Robertson on December 12, 2010 at 6:53am — No Comments


Believe it or not, China has an amazing art district! I have not found any jewelers or studios, does anyone know about jewelry in Beijing China?

There are a lot of people that work with stringing beads and pearls, but no luck in finding some raw silver :(…


Added by Sara on October 17, 2010 at 3:22am — No Comments

casting work..looking for casting shop or technician


I am looking for a casting shop or person that would be willing to do casting for a class of 8 students...also need to know if we can use re-cycled silver scrap...clean. Please contact me at


Added by ruth pallek on September 11, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Check out the article in Jewellery Business Magazine regarding my nomination for the Saul Bell Awards.

My first entry to the Saul Bell Awards, for the Gold and Platinum Category, it was amazing just to be nominated!


Added by Cynosure Jewelry on August 25, 2010 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Thanks everyone...

...for posting such beautiful inspirational photos of your awesome work, keep on creating!

Added by Haley MacIntyre on June 30, 2010 at 12:57am — No Comments

find in Purple 703 at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition this July.

find in Purple 703 at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition this July.

Added by Amanda DelaCruz on May 29, 2010 at 11:20am — No Comments

Seventh National Student Jewellery Competition Finalist

July 4 - Jul 24, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 3-5 pm.
The five finalists of the 7th National Student Jewellery Competition are:
Emily Doiron, NSCAD; Gabrielle Desmarais, Ecole de joaillerie de Montreal; Joe Fougere, NSCAD; Isabelle Kapsaskis, Ecole de joaillerie de Montreal; and Emilie Trudel, Ecole de joaillerie de Montreal.

Added by Joey Roses Fougere on May 22, 2010 at 7:35pm — No Comments

One: A Metal Smithing Exhibition

My first Solo Show feating a body of work i've been working on for the past 12 months.

It opened April 20th at Utility Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Opening Reception was a blast and i thank all you who came to support my work and I.

I just received word that the closing of the exhibition will be extended through to May 29th.

If you haven't seen this exhibition now is the best time.

Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12-6PM.


5224… Continue

Added by Joey Roses Fougere on May 22, 2010 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Only 6 weeks left to enter METAL Inclinations 2

There are only six weeks left to enter METAL…

Added by MAG Tech Support on May 22, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Opportunity at The Hive Artists Hub

We've recently become aware of an opportunity for a studio/retail space at The Hive Artists Hub in downtown Medicine Hat Alberta. The original application deadline is listed as May 7, but it doesn't hurt to try.

Find out How to Apply for a space

The Hive’s Mission

The Hive Artists Hub is a… Continue

Added by MAG Tech Support on May 11, 2010 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Masterworks Southwest Touring Exhibition

For anyone able to see it the next stop for the Masterworks Southwest Touring Exhibition will be at the Burdette Gallery. This OCC news release has all the details.

ORTON, Ontario – Monday, May 10 2010 – After receiving rave reviews in Owen Sound, Masterworks… Continue

Added by MAG Tech Support on May 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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