Open it. Close it.
In this workshop, I will share with you my longtime fascination with hinges and mechanisms. My demonstration will focus on the materials and techniques needed to make strong, reliable hinges (while hopefully demystifying the challenge of soldering all of those tiny little parts!). We will also talk about a wide range of catches, including making your own wire threads. These demonstrations, along with numerous examples of historic and contemporary work, will illustrate how hinges and mechanisms can enhance your containers and jewelry.
Cappy Counard has been a professor of Metals/Jewelry at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania since 1999. She earned her MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and her BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She makes jewelry and vessels that explore the intersection of structure and emotion, logic and memory, searching and being still. In addition to exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Cappy is the recipient of two individual artist fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and her work has been featured in many books including, Art Jewelry Today 3, 21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series and The Metalsmith Book of Boxes and Lockets.