Creative Metal Arts Guild

Portland, OR

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Upcoming events

    • April 27, 2018
    • April 29, 2018
    • Hall A, Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
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    The CMAG Spring Show, as part of Gathering of the Guilds and in conjunction with the Oregon Potter’s Ceramic Showcase, returns for its 19th year in 2018. Over the years, the spring show has become an integral part of the Creative Metal Arts Guild’s outreach to the local community.

    One of the purposes for which CMAG was founded is to help its members market their work. To this end, the CMAG Spring Show was started in 1989. The Oregon Potter's Association was holding their annual "Ceramic Showcase" at Montgomery Park in northwest Portland, and invited CMAG to rent space at the same facility, along with the Handweavers' Guild's show, "Handwoven Plus." And so the "May Show" was born, although officially known at first as "The Northwest Jewelry Design Show."

    The annual show was held concurrently with both the Potters and the Weavers Guilds at Montgomery Park for the first three years. In 1992, the venue was changed to Cheatham Hall at the World Forestry Center, where the Handweavers' Guild also participated. The next year, 1993, the show was held in April, so the name was changed to the CMAG Spring Show.

    Starting with a shoestring budget -$150 seed money from CMAG plus entry fees -and only 27 participants, the Spring Show has grown over the years. Each Spring Show participant pays a percentage of sales to fund the next year's show, and works on one or more committees to produce this all volunteer effort.

    • May 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • May 21, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Newberg Jewelry Studio & Supply, 2401 E Hancock St, Newberg, OR 97132
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    Eric has been working with the Mokume Gane technique for 15 years. Drawn to the organic wood-like patterns, it is the primary material in his jewelry and the focus of his workshops. His goal is teaching jewelers and metalsmiths a low-tech, low-cost, and efficient method to making traditional diffusion bonded Mokume Gane.

    Workshop Description

    A series of demonstrations on the traditional method of diffusion bonded Mokume Gane

    • Immaculately clean copper and sterling silver sheets are fused together through compression and high heat to form a solid billet of metal with alternating layers
    • Billet is fired in a refractory brick mini-furnace with a soldering torch as the heat source
    • After forging to a predetermined thickness the billet can be made into twisted ring stock or patterned sheet metal
    • Raw material is made in conjunction with a jewelry project; a seamless washer formed ring or a forged band ring, both done with an inside sterling silver liner

    *Please note that registration for all CMAG workshops will be open to CMAG members only for two weeks.  After two weeks any remaining spots will be open to the general public. A new membership can take up to 24 hours to be processed, so please plan accordingly.

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