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Welcome to Issue No. 5 of the Memoria Technica Workshop Newsletter!

This newsletter includes updates about class offerings, the horological lecture series, featured conservation projects, new-making whimsies, and other workshop news.

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Yours sincerely,
Brittany Nicole Cox
Happy summer everyone!
I want to say thank you so much for reading along and being a part of Memoria Technica. I couldn't do it without all of you <3

& on with the info:
Join us at Memoria Technica this Summer & Fall for both Intermediate and Beginner's Engine Turning. 

Beginner’s Engine Turning | Brittany Nicole Cox ($450) + $15 materials fee 
Limited to 4 Students 
August 11 & 12 | September 22 & 23 
October 20 & 21 | November 10 & 11
9:00am - 5:00pm

This two day class provides students with a basic understanding of engine turning and simple pattern development. Students leave with a set of 5 brass guilloché medallions with different patterns. More materials are available and are pay as you go. Whether students are looking into watch dials, jewelry, or are just curious about guilloché work in general, this class offers a good foundation and prepares one for Intermediate classes.

Engine Turning II | Tutor: Brittany Nicole Cox ($650) + $15 materials fee | Limited to 4 Students | Pre-requisite Beginner’s Engine Turning October 27 & 28 | November 17 & 18
9:00am - 5:00pm

This two day class is designed for those with a rudimentary knowledge of engine turning or guilloché work.  Learn how to integrate divergent patterns, work with borders, lay out work that requires more than one center, dial in surfaces, and other advanced concepts. Whether you are interested in making watch dials, jewelry, pens, or decorative arts this class will further your understanding and skills. The projects will vary depending on the students interest. This class allows the use of an elliptical chuck and other attachments. Each student will leave with at least one completed project, such as a writing pen or ring. Different materials are available and are pay as you go. This class is taught two resident Lienhard engines from the Bulova watchmaking factory. 

Coming soon: Turning to Borders | Visiting tutor Phillip Peck & Brittany Nicole Cox | Fall 2019 | $650 + $55 materials fee | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Use the link below to be notified of dates and sign up

In this special two day class with Master Goldsmith and watchmaker Phillip Peck, learn techniques used in the manufacture of watch dials, cases, and escutcheons through the use of stops and cutting to borders. Students will use both the straightline machine and rose engine to cut complex geometric patterns around engraved chapter rings, shields, banners, and other shapes. Students will learn how to create a "field" within their engine turned pieces, as well as the technique of hand and machine trimming. Each student will be supplied with 5 sterling silver discs, 20 gauge in thickness and 1 1/2" in diameter. Beginner's engine turning is suggested as a pre-requisite for this class.

Other Announcements
Memoria Technica Guest Lectures and Upcoming Talks

+ The Interval, by the Long Now, San Fransisco  
August 20:

+ Museum of Jurassic Technology, LA
2019 TBA:

+ Past talk: Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum available to view here:
I'm excited to share that my work was recently featured in Metal Smith Magazine in a thoughtful article written by Samantha DeTillio, curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. 

I was also privileged to give an interview with Rimma Boshernitsan of In Dailogue. Read the interview here.
Memoria Technica Staples
Cochlea Pin!

Now available: This limited edition black nickel and white hard enamel pin with screen printed detail comes in at 35mm across and is finished with two pin backs and the Memoria Technica logo on the back. A celebration of the first automaton by Brittany N Cox, she is super proud of it and basically couldn’t stop herself from making a super cute pin version. $10 


Clockmaker & Magician Robert Houdin’s Orange Tree Pin 

This limited edition hard enamel pin with green glitter detail comes in at 62mm tall, as the handkerchief emerges. Just as in real life, as Houdin’s tree would produce a handkerchief carried by two butterflies, the pin features a movable component that conjures the past in the same fashion. As if appearing from the tree itself, the handkerchief rises to reveal the ring (or other article) vanished by the famous magician. The handkerchief can be worn in the up or down position. $15

Pick up a Houdin or Cochlea pin here !
The MADE lathe comes in at 55mm in rose gold with black hard enamel. $15 VERY FEW LEFT!

The pistol set comes with two matching pistols 35mm in length and different colored birds made with soft enamel, and yellow gold. $20

The Swan set features the silver swan and his captive golden fish. The fish comes in at 28mm and is made with gold and red & black hard enamel. The Swan is 32mm in length and is made with polished nickel and hard black enamel. This set also comes with an optional chain back so that they can be linked as a sweater clip or collar set. $20

The Memoria Technica logo, designed by artist Katy Hargrove, is 50mm and made with yellow gold, and hard black and white enamel. SOLD OUT
Memoria Technica Enamel Pin Series
Sacred Geometry - Second Edition
The Sacred Geometry coloring book is back with 17 new patterns, making a total of 88 unique engine patterns. 
The front and back cover are pressed with white and silver foil. The binding is spiraled white metal wire, allowing the book to lay flat as you color. The book is printed on 180lb uncoated white paper – so your coloring utensils won’t bleed through and colors stay true. This book is limited to 300 copies and is handmade here in Seattle Washington.
Available Now

“How did it get so late so soon?" - Dr. Seuss

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