Our Mission

Metals Guild hopes to bring a more tangible and interactive art experience to the CFCC student community, a goal achieved by enrichment opportunities outside the scope of the Metals classroom, and extending the metal working experience from the confines of the classroom to our local community. Metals Guild will encourage members to participate in fundraising and community outreach events such as demonstrations and hands on short workshops. These events will be empowering to its members and spread enthusiasm for craftsmanship, as well as bring an awareness to the art of metalsmithing to aspiring and active participants in the community.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New class in metals at CFCC, ART288! This is an independent study studio course. It's been offered many times here at CFCC, BUT the twist is that I, Ms. Manley, will be teaching this class in the Metals studio. My hope is that all metals students will sign up. It's a great opportunity for those who've had Metals 1 & 2 but just don't want to quit! This is a self directed class so you need to already have some ideas of four in depth projects that you would like to create during the semester year. I will be facilitating, but it is not a "learn metals" course. In other words I will not be teaching soldering or other metals techniques. You will work with skills you already have, honing them in the process. You may only take Studio288 once for credit toward your degree. Many other teachers have, and will, be offering the ART288 with potentially different focuses and experience. So discuss the course specifics with the teacher of your choice. Image if from The British Museum and is a French engraving form the late 1500's of "Etienne Delaune, Goldsmith's Workshop".
Inspiring image from Starryeyedcharlie.blogspot.com

Museum of the Jewelry Quarter

dig this cool image from the Museum of the Jewelry Quarter Birmingham UK

Belt Buckle Mania

righteous belt buckles have been created