I have been learning the skill of Mount Making for around a year and a half now within a volunteer position at a local museum. Ive been fortunate enough to have some incredible guidance from my mentors and other experienced mount makers in the area. This volunteer position eventually led me to a contracting position I recently finished, fabricating and installing roughly 25 mounts.
I am very eager to continue down this path and learn as much as possible to grow in this field and consistently improve my work. My question is fairly broad, but am hoping to gain some further guidance from others on any tips & advice they recommend. i.e. books, valuable skills to learn, resources..etc
Covid has put a bit of a hold on any direct experience ill be able to gain until things start to open back up and return to normal. But id still like to use this time wisely to advance myself. Ive scoured this site and have been reading the forums/watching videos and plan on picking up the Engineers Black Book as i have read from many it can be an invaluable resource.
Ill be working further on plexi work and hopefully picking up some welding instruction when this is over. So far i've spent my time at home trying to improve on my painting/color theory skills.
fyi: all of the work i have done so far has been strictly brass silver soldering
Appreciate any help at all!