HMAG Does a Bang-up Job with Hands on Houston

Hammering and forging metal is serious business!

Hammering and forging metal is serious business!

Hands on Houston is a monthly craft-activity public event hosted by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.  The Houston Metal Arts Guild was invited to be the featured group for the month of September. HMAG volunteers introduced visitors to the art of forming and forging copper hoops into jewelry.  By all accounts, the event was a noisy success!  A near record 400 visitors to the Craft Center participated in making bracelets, pendants, rings and even a few “objet d’ art.”

By far the most popular activity among the participants was forging.  The visitors seemed to really enjoy the process and most hammered their metal with great enthusiasm- much to the chagrin of the brave volunteers who supervised the hammering area!

Many thanks go out to all of the HMAG volunteers who lent tools and equipment, prepared the copper hoops, showed visitors how to make jewelry and helped ensure that little fingers were kept away from hammers.  As Terry Fromm, HMAG President said “It was wild and crazy and noisy and we could not have done it without all of you!”

 

Does HMAG know how to draw a noisy crowd?

Does HMAG know how to draw a noisy crowd?

Hey, this is fun!

Hey, this is fun!

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  1. Madeleine says:

    It was wonderful to engage in some fun design and to watch others of all ages really enjoy themselves!

  2. Marsha says:

    Looks like ya’ll had a ton of fun and a ton of interaction with the art loving public! Hope to participate next year.

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