Learn about the specialized skill of mountmaking for the display of objects. Cover the basics of designing and fabricating a secure mount for an object that you bring to class. Methods of fabrications will include forming and fitting brass rod and wire, soldering and torchwork, cold connections, and friction fit elements. Specific materials for professional mountmaking like padding and painting will be demonstrated and included in the coursework.
Additional topics for discussion include working in a museum environment where collection care and materials are paramount.
The first session of this class will be devoted to lecture and discussion; students should bring materials for note taking. Supplies for this class will be discussed and brass purchases can be made at the shop once you begin work with your personal object.
Basic metalsmithing skills are required.
Class size 4 – 12 students.
January 24 - March 14, 2023
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 pm 8 Sessions
Introduction to Mountmaking | Brooklyn Metal Works (bkmetalworks.com)