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July  Program

July Program

Movie Night at HMAG Get a jump on your preparations for HMAG’s upcoming Jung Center exhibition  “Spirit and Matter.” Join your fellow HMAG members for an evening of camaraderie and learn a few new photography tricks as we view How to Photograph Your Jewelry by Jim Lawson. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Thursday July 28  Charisma Design […]

Don’t Miss Out- Renew Your Membership Today!

Don’t Miss Out- Renew Your Membership Today!

  Houston Metal Arts Guild’s membership year runs from June 1 thru May 31.  Have you renewed your membership for this upcoming year so that you don’t miss out on any of the great opportunities that HMAG has to offer? CLICK HERE to renew your membership online.  

HMAG Exhibition, 2016: “Spirit and Matter”

HMAG Exhibition, 2016: “Spirit and Matter”

    SPIRIT AND MATTER  is an exhibition of jewelry and metalwork presented by the Houston Metal Arts Guild.  This year’s juror is Andy Cooperman.  The exhibition will be held in the Main Art Gallery of the Jung Center, located at 5200 Montrose, centered in the Houston Museum District.   SPIRIT AND MATTER This exhibition […]

Program Headlines

July  Program

July Program

Movie Night at HMAG Get a jump on your preparations for HMAG’s upcoming Jung Center exhibition  “Spirit and Matter.” Join your fellow HMAG members for an evening of camaraderie and learn a few new photography tricks as we view How to Photograph Your Jewelry by Jim Lawson. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Thursday July 28  Charisma Design […]

April Program:  Creating Contemporary Jewelry in the Bayou City

April Program: Creating Contemporary Jewelry in the Bayou City

Rene Lee Henry and Jounha Jung, both current metal Artists in Residence  (AIR) with the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft,  along with Terry Fromm and Gary Schott, recent AIRs, will present a program for HMAG on April 21, 2016.    The artists will give HMAG members a peek at their work and discuss the impact that the AIR […]

January Program:  Andy Cooperman Presents “What’s the Worst That Could Happen?”

January Program: Andy Cooperman Presents “What’s the Worst That Could Happen?”

On the evening of January 23,  Seattle-based metalsmith, educator, and writer Andy Cooperman will present a lecture entitled “What’s the Worst That Can Happen?” in which he shares some of his experiences  and observations from his 35 year career as a successful metalsmith and teacher. Andy will be in Houston  January 23-27, 2016  to teach his trademark workshop  ” The […]

Upcoming Events

July  Program

July Program

Movie Night at HMAG Get a jump on your preparations for HMAG’s upcoming Jung Center exhibition  “Spirit and Matter.” Join your fellow HMAG members for an evening of camaraderie and learn a few new photography tricks as we view How to Photograph Your Jewelry by Jim Lawson. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Thursday July 28  Charisma Design […]

Don’t Miss Out- Renew Your Membership Today!

Don’t Miss Out- Renew Your Membership Today!

  Houston Metal Arts Guild’s membership year runs from June 1 thru May 31.  Have you renewed your membership for this upcoming year so that you don’t miss out on any of the great opportunities that HMAG has to offer? CLICK HERE to renew your membership online.  

HMAG Exhibition, 2016: “Spirit and Matter”

HMAG Exhibition, 2016: “Spirit and Matter”

    SPIRIT AND MATTER  is an exhibition of jewelry and metalwork presented by the Houston Metal Arts Guild.  This year’s juror is Andy Cooperman.  The exhibition will be held in the Main Art Gallery of the Jung Center, located at 5200 Montrose, centered in the Houston Museum District.   SPIRIT AND MATTER This exhibition […]

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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