Movement and Mechanisms – Call for Submissions and Workshop

It’s time for the second edition of my book: Silver and Bronze Clay: Movement and Mechanisms, which has been out of print for quite some time. Many things have happened since it was published in 2008, so it is going through radical revision and update. It will be called: Movement and Mechanisms in Metal Clay, and will include some of the same projects, altered projects, and new challenge projects, such as scales, seesaws, clockwork, fans, and pulleys. The projects’ level of difficulty varies, so it can appeal to both beginners and advanced users of metal clay.

If you have read the first edition of the book and were inspired to make some of the projects, please send me photos of your work for the new edition. They should be at least 300 dpi, at least 5″ x 5″, and you can send them to me by email if the size of the entire message (including attachments) is less than 2 MB. (You may need to send your photos one at a time or a few at a time to accomplish this.)

When sending photos, please include a title, materials used, and your name as you would like it to appear in the credit line.

The deadline for submissions is the end of June 2013.

In the new edition I intend to use some of the photos that were published in the first edition. If you own one or more photos that were published in the first edition, please let me know if you have any objection to my re-publishing them in the second edition.

Movement and Mechanisms Workshop

A 5-day intensive on Movement and Mechanisms will be held at my studio in Berkeley, CA, on June 7-11. The class will cover spinners, balance scales, hinges, links, dangles, and invisible connections. It will involve using an oxygen propane torch. You can sign up for this intensive here.

Here are some photos of the pieces that are shown in the video above:

Pulley

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Fan


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