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Annual Guild Meeting

Annual Guild Meeting

Thanks for coming out! Stay tuned for more programs, workshops, and fun in the coming year. Y’all are what make this organization great! We welcomed in two new members, congratulated our board members who are stepping down, and welcomed in the new ones! Terri Golas was awarded an HMAG Special Recognition Award for her excellent […]

Opening Reception: HMAG Juried Member Show: “Show Your Metal II”

Opening Reception: HMAG Juried Member Show: “Show Your Metal II”

Come out and see the works of our great guild at HMAG’s Juried Member Show at 18 Hands Gallery on April 5th from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm. Support your friends, enjoy refreshments, have fun! The theme is “Show Your Metal II.”  Val Link has kindly juried the show, and we are pleased to announce our winners! In […]

Sculptural Forms in Sheet Metal Workshop

Sculptural Forms in Sheet Metal Workshop

We have a weekend selected for the second session of this oh-so-popular workshop - July 26-27. Click here to register today for the final 4 spots! Jeff will instruct workshop attendees in the plasticity and malleability of sheet metal.  Attendees will learn large and small scale hammering techniques including synclastic and anticlastic raising, creasing, fold-forming, the […]

March Program: TX/RX 3D Printing and More!

March Program: TX/RX 3D Printing and More!

3D printers extraordinaire and non-profit hackerspace creators TX/RX will be giving a demonstration and lecture about their organization and how we might be able to work together in the future!   When: Friday March 21, 2014  Meet-and-Greet Social with refreshments at 6:30 pm, Presentation and demonstration from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Where: Glassell School of Art […]

April Program: 2014 Gathering of the Guilds

April Program: 2014 Gathering of the Guilds

HMAG will have an outdoor table for the Houston Museum Experience Zone 2 at this year’s Gathering of the Guilds. For our community activity, we will be demonstrating forged copper and brass fibulas! We will need LOTS of hands-on volunteers to help visitors get comfortable with hammers, the metals, possibly even some simple soldering. We […]

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March Program: TX/RX 3D Printing and More!

March Program: TX/RX 3D Printing and More!

3D printers extraordinaire and non-profit hackerspace creators TX/RX will be giving a demonstration and lecture about their organization and how we might be able to work together in the future!   When: Friday March 21, 2014  Meet-and-Greet Social with refreshments at 6:30 pm, Presentation and demonstration from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Where: Glassell School of Art […]

April Program: 2014 Gathering of the Guilds

April Program: 2014 Gathering of the Guilds

HMAG will have an outdoor table for the Houston Museum Experience Zone 2 at this year’s Gathering of the Guilds. For our community activity, we will be demonstrating forged copper and brass fibulas! We will need LOTS of hands-on volunteers to help visitors get comfortable with hammers, the metals, possibly even some simple soldering. We […]

January Program: Nisa Blackmon and her Wonderful World of Tabs

January Program: Nisa Blackmon and her Wonderful World of Tabs

Are you a fan of vintage tin toys?  Do you love connections and joints that provide textural and design interest?  If so, HMAG invites you to come see Nisa Blackmon’s fun and informative presentation on tab construction and folding techniques! We will see examples of her beautiful work and have an open Q&A discussion following her […]

HMAG at Hands-On Houston

HMAG at Hands-On Houston

HMAG is invited by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s (HCCC) Communications Director, Mary Headrick, and Executive Director, Julie Farr to be a part of “Hands-On Houston” (HOH)! They are working on filming  a short promotional video of education initiatives and would like us to be a part of it. HOH is a free craft-activity open house on the […]

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Tips & Tricks

Patinas, Rivets, Soldering, and More!

Patinas, Rivets, Soldering, and More!

Tips & Tricks To Develop a Heat Patina on Copper This process usually takes about 20 – 30 minutes. 1. Finish, clean, and dry the copper. 2. Put the piece in an oven preheated to at least 350 degrees. 3. Check it after 10 minutes- it will turn from nutty brown to crimson to bright […]

Flux, Disposal, Sanding, and More!

Flux, Disposal, Sanding, and More!

Tips & Tricks Quick rescue for dried out paste flux Revive white paste flux, ( Handy Flux, Dandix, etc.) by adding a small amount of water and gently warming in a microwave. Cover, but do not seal, the flux container with a plastic or glass lid. Microwave on high or 3/4 power, depending on the […]

Soldering, Chasing, Charcoal Blocks, and More!

Soldering, Chasing, Charcoal Blocks, and More!

Tips & Tricks To reconstitute dried-out paste solder, stir in one drop of mineral oil at a time until thoroughly combined. Do this in a glass container, as metal may contaminate the solder. The process will go quicker if the glass container is warmed. The oil may cause the solder to flare up when soldering. […]

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