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.