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HMAG Exhibition: “Spirit and Matter”

HMAG Exhibition: “Spirit and Matter”

Call for Entry is now OPEN! Jan Arthur Harrell, Cupcake, from the Offerings/ Gifts for the Muse series   SPIRIT AND MATTER  is an exhibition of jewelry and metalwork presented by the Houston Metal Arts Guild.  The exhibition is open to all metal artists over the age of 18 and residing in Texas.  This year’s […]

Member Development Grant Winner

Member Development Grant Winner

Congratulations to Nathan Dube, Winner of the 2016 HMAG Member Development Grant!   Nathan’s proposal for use of the funds is to purchase a Taig Micro Mill. “This mill would provide me with a level of precision I am unable to attain with my current tools. My work has long been about achieving a certain […]

Build-a-Lightbox and Introduction to Smartphone Photography

Build-a-Lightbox and Introduction to Smartphone Photography

July Workshop HMAG is pleased to offer another opportunity to assist you in preparing your best work for the “SPIRIT and MATTER” exhibition at the Jung Center on November. Join instructor, Nan Stombaugh, and other HMAG members for this important and timely workshop:  Build-a-Lightbox and Introduction to Smart Phone Photography. Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:00 […]

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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. Thursday July 28   Charisma Design Studios 226 Cavalcade 6:30 pm […]

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 […]

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HMAG Exhibition: “Spirit and Matter”

HMAG Exhibition: “Spirit and Matter”

Call for Entry is now OPEN! Jan Arthur Harrell, Cupcake, from the Offerings/ Gifts for the Muse series   SPIRIT AND MATTER  is an exhibition of jewelry and metalwork presented by the Houston Metal Arts Guild.  The exhibition is open to all metal artists over the age of 18 and residing in Texas.  This year’s […]

Build-a-Lightbox and Introduction to Smartphone Photography

Build-a-Lightbox and Introduction to Smartphone Photography

July Workshop HMAG is pleased to offer another opportunity to assist you in preparing your best work for the “SPIRIT and MATTER” exhibition at the Jung Center on November. Join instructor, Nan Stombaugh, and other HMAG members for this important and timely workshop:  Build-a-Lightbox and Introduction to Smart Phone Photography. Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:00 […]

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. Thursday July 28   Charisma Design Studios 226 Cavalcade 6:30 pm […]

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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