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Opinion - The Artist as Curator and Critic - By Susan Myers

Fortunately, change is inevitable. Even for those individuals in the art establishment who assert that artists cannot and should not be active as curators or critics. This assertion is part of a traditional art would - one built on a foundation of hierarchies and exclusions that erode any modicum of...

Tags: | Critical Notes |

Metals Under Fire - Enameling success depends on the metal underneath - By Stewart Grice

In this article, I will discuss the basics of metal preparation for the enameling process. Some experienced enamelists may disagree with part of this. But remember, these are general rules from a metallurgist's point of view, not an enamelist's. The article is not intended to outline or recommend...

Tags: | Enameling | Metallurgy |

David Nytch - CAD/CAM Combined with Industry Expertise - By Mark B. Mann

David Nytch, proprietor of West & Co. an independently owned jewelry store in Webster, NY is changing the way customers see his business. Nytch had observed that independently owned stores are often regarded by consumers as service centers and sources for education, purchasing their jewelry from a...

Tags: | CAD/CAM |

Carat Gold Solders - By Chris Corti

In many countries, regulations govern the caratage of gold solders used to make jewellery and, with few exceptions, gold solder alloys should be of the same caratage as the jewellery. One problem with the production of solders is to ensure a good colour match with the jewellery being assembled....

Tags: | Metallurgy |

The Heat Is On - About Heat Treating Metals - By Gary Dawson

Heat treatment changes the microstructure of a metal or alloy. It is a process that may be applied after casting, or during or after fabrication. Since mechanical properties, such as strength, ductility, hardness, and toughness, and chemical properties, such as corrosion resistance, are in part...

Tags: | Metallurgy |

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