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December 2018

Mountmaking Workshop: December 4th-7th, 2018

December 4 @ 8:30 am - December 7 @ 4:30 pm
Mountmaking Focus Studio, 3511 Interlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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This four-day workshop explores the how and why of museum exhibit mountmaking with an emphasis on object safety and preventive conservation. This object centered approach will teach methods for analyzing objects for their condition and balance, making templates for accurate mount fabrication, and the construction of mounts in brass and other metals. Engineering concepts and their application to mountmaking and hands-on practice in metal forming, silver brazing,¬†and mechanical fastenings will be integral to the workshop. As the workshop progresses, we will focus on working with plastics and other alternative materials for mountmaking. We may also work with mounts for textiles…

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January 2019

Advanced Mountmaking: January 14th-17th, 2019

January 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am - January 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Mountmaking Focus Studio, 3511 Interlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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$1100

At the request of experienced mountmakers, we are offering a workshop in advanced problems in mountmaking. This four-day workshop will focus on working with difficult objects and situations while maintaining conservation standards. We will discuss the development and design of mount systems to facilitate installation and deinstallation. The use of machine tools such as the vertical milling machine and metal lathe will be introduced as well as the more common tools of the mountmaking shop. This workshop is being limited to four participants instead of the usual six so that there can be more individual attention given to each member…

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