Micah  Kirby

With a Bachelors of Fine Arts Furniture Design and Sculpture from Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design, Micah redirected his love of art, found objects and sculptural elements to unique contemporary furniture, jewelry and sculptures. He has training in cabochons, advanced chain making, cold connections, design, fold forming, inlay, and silver fabrication. He has spent the last 4 years working as studio & teaching assistant to Chuck Bruce Designs. www.mkfunctionalartdesigns.com

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Etching I- Electro-etching - Micah Kirby
Learn a design driven approach to Electro-Etching. Gain knowledge using multiple masking techniques, oil based marker, vinyl, P-n-P, and photosensitive paper as resists on metal. Acquire experience with two, non-caustic and non-gas producing electrolyte solution salt and cupric nitrate. Low voltage power supplies will be our power source to initiate etching. Copper and silver will be the main metals we use for this course (others can be used). It is recommended to use the internet to find images that interest you. Find simple designs and be careful of trademarked images. I will have some designs available to use.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Silver II - Wood Inlay - Micah Kirby
For our first two projects, we will construct a wood inlay box pendent and a wood spinner ring. The third project will be up to you: a wood inlay pendant, inlay cuff or an inlay belt buckle. You can bring basic silver tools however most tools will be provided. It is highly suggested to bring different woods to combine for Inlay. Hardwoods and exotic scraps work great.

Lab fee: $175 covers sterling silver and wood for the first two projects, Pripps flux, silver wire solder, glue for inlay, stabilizer, dust masks, 3M and black Cratex wheels on Dremel points, green scrubby, pencil and disposable goods, as well as some woods and banding silver.

Lab Fee: $175.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $100-$300
Prerequisites: Silver I

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