Tom Muir


I am one of the board members for Colorado Metalsmithing Association.  Our annual conference is approaching and what I find fantastic is that we have a gifted set of presenters who will offer workshops before and after our conference.

This year, Tom Muir is one of our presenters and he will be offering a workshop on Clasps and Catches.

Dates / Time: July 19 – 21, 2011 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Metropolitan State College – Downtown Denver CO
Cost: $350 with paid CoMA Membership
$400 non-member cost

His workshop is almost full; a maximum of 12 students is the limit.  What a great opportunity to learn from someone who is a master of their craft as a metalsmith.

In this workshop, three clasps will be explored and fabricated by participants. Creative applications and the mechanical principles that apply to catches and clasps will be developed through an examination of actual samples, slides and discussions. Students will create samples of three catches, including a key catch, bayonet clasp with stainless steel spring, and a tension catch with stainless steel pin stem.

Great opportunity to invest in yourself as a metalsmith….I certainly think so.  For more details, along with the registration form, check out the workshop information on the Colorado Metalsmiths website.

I am a firm believer in investing in yourself through continuing education.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.