Hinges

Course Description

About this course

This course presents a selection of methods for creating hinges with special attention given to simplifying these mechanisms for assured, secure results. Time will be divided between an array of demonstrations followed by participant work time, so students have the opportunity to create samples of each technique. Various skill levels will be addressed, but a basic knowledge of jewelry and metalsmithing techniques is required.

Pat Flynn is a goldsmith who lives and works in High Falls, New York. He is known for both his elegant bracelets and necklaces that combine blackened steel with 22 and 18k gold, platinum, diamonds and pearls, and for his meticulous hinges and latches. His work has been featured in "Metalsmith" magazine and, most recently, included in Masters of Stone Setting by Alan Revere. More of Pat's work can be found on his website, patflynninc.com.

Meet the Instructor

Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn is a goldsmith who lives and works in High Falls, New York. He was born in Edinboro, PA. Pat is known for both his elegant bracelets and necklaces that combine blackened steel with 22k, 18k, platinum, diamonds and pearls; and, for his meticulous hinges and latches. His work has been featured in "Metalsmith" magazine and, most recently included in Masters of Stone Setting by Alan Revere. His work can also be found in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Art & Design in New York. His work has most recently been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; and the Yale Art Gallery at Yale University in Connecticut.

Materials & Tools 

The estimated $100 materials fee includes three mini-kits containing supplies for samples of each demonstration. All material will be in sterling silver, with the exception of a couple samples done in brass.

Kit #1 contains sterling silver wire, tubing, sheet and frame to build a little box with a lid.

Kit #2 contains sterling silver tubing, bar, wire, plus a brass jumper to create a hinge with a carrier/stop.

Kit #3 contains sterling silver tubing, bar, wire, plus a brass jumper to create a hinge integrated into a form. The kits include a round bur, reamer/cutting broach, and a polishing bur.

Students should bring 
  • File selection
  • Saw blades (3/0 or so)
  • Sanding sticks in various grits
  • Ruler and scribe
  • Flexible shaft tool selection (sanding drums, burrs, etc.)

Metalwerx has these tools available to use during class, but students may have to share. They are not necessary to have, but if you have them, please bring them with you:

  • Saw frame
  • Pliers
  • Ruler and scribe
  • Flexible shaft tool selection
  • Tube cutter
  • Jointing block
  • Set of cutting broaches
  • Pin vise selection
  • Digital caliper

Tuition

$525.00 $498.75
5% discount until January 30

Materials Cost

TBD
Payable to instructor in class.

Instructor

Pat Flynn

Dates

March 1 -3, 2019

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

3 days

Level 
Intermediate and above
Location 
Metalwerx
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