Perfect Box Construction without Warpage or Binding Wire


Tom Muir


Saturday - Monday
July 22-24, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT


3 Day Workshop

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Course Description

Box-making, with the complex and varied skills it requires, is among the most sophisticated techniques in the metalsmith’s repertoire. This workshop will show you how to control warpage of sheet metal, refine your torch work, and perfect your filing, fitting, and finishing proficiencies - and all without the use of binding wire! You will be able to make a medium sized, rectangular and cylindrical, box form, incorporating a hinge or force-fitting lip that can be finished in a variety of surprisingly creative ways.

PREREQUISITE: Basic sawing, filing, and soldering experience+

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Artist Assistant (TBA)

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Course Schedule

July 22, 2023
July 23, 2023
July 24, 2023

Tom Muir

Tom Muir

Tom Muir is Distinguished Professor of the Arts at Bowling Green State University, where he is head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing area in the School of Art. He received his MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, and his BFA degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. His award-winning work has been published and exhibited extensively in art, craft and design exhibitions. Collections include the Art Institute of Chicago, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution and The White House Collection of American Crafts, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. He is the recipient of an Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artist Fellowship, Michigan Council for the Arts Fellowship, and numerous Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Awards. In 2009, Tom received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ohio Designer Craftsmen for having made a major contribution to craft in Ohio.