Brooklyn Metal Works

640 Dean St, Brooklyn, New York 11238


Latest Updates

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-31

Talk about fall color! Powder coating is a great way to work with durable color on metal of all types. This small scale application is perfect for jewelry and other petite objects. Get to know this great technique in our 2 day workshop with visiting artist Andrea G. Miller. November 18 & 19. http://bkmetalworks.com/classes/cut-color-special-powder-coat-workshop/

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-27

Stretch your metalsmithing skills and learn how to fabricate in the alloy of your choice. From the crucible to the polishing wheel, you will mill, forge, and create finished jewelry pieces while honing your hand skills. Taught by Erin S. Daily Begins Nov. 7 http://bkmetalworks.com/classes/intro-to-goldsmithing/

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-27

From novice to advanced, Open Level Wax Working will help you create the jewelry you have been wanting to make. From wax to metal, this course will cover everything you need to complete your pieces. Taught by MJ Tyson Begins Nov. 2 http://bkmetalworks.com/classes/welcome-to-bkwm-wax-working/

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-27

Work with vitreous enamel for durable color in this 7 week course. Enhance your jewelry techniques and create pieces with more expressive potential. Taught by Sena Huh Begins Nov. 1 http://bkmetalworks.com/classes/glass-enamel-techniques-for-jewelry/

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-27

New Class Offering! Make your production line more professional in this 7 week course. Learn how to design components for smart assembly and best utilize this process for making multiples. This is a metal fabrication class that will outsource casting, no wax working necessary. Taught by Manuela Jimenez Begins Nov. 1 http://bkmetalworks.com/classes/master-models-for-production/

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-27

Get to know metalsmithing for jewelry in this comprehensive 8 week introductory course. Taught by Brice Garrett. Begins Oct. 30 http://bkmetalworks.com/classes/welcome-to-bkmw-jewelry/

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-27

This Sunday, raise a bowl! Our 6 week Welcome to Object Making class will begin with raising processes to create a bowl form in sheet metal. Students will learn other forming, raising, and soldering techniques for making larger vessels. Taught by Brian Weissman http://bkmetalworks.com/classes/welcome-to-bkmw-objects/

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-27

We are very pleased to be hosting an artist talk with Peter Bauhuis this evening at 7pm. Please join us! http://bkmetalworks.com/2017/10/24/artist-talk-with-peter-bauhuis-chains-and-flowers/

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-24

Please join us for an artist talk with German goldsmith Peter Bauhuis Friday October 27 at 7pm In the Gallery at Brooklyn Metal Works. Bauhuis will be speaking about his work in support of his current exhbition Chains and Flowers now on view at Gallery Loupe. Everyone is welcome to join us for this special presentation. "Casting is the method of choice for Bauhuis. The tactile surfaces of his jewelry and vessels are rough and uneven, revealing the ghosts of the molds that gave them life. Bauhuis utilizes silver, gold, copper, and zinc, oftentimes creating alloys, which produce uniquely colored shapes and sketches on the objects’ surface. His works are primal, sensual, and talismanic – inviting touch, fondling. The void is as imperative as the form; brooches and bowls sometimes have holes; the hollow backs of brooches may reveal an inner rhyzomatic web that symbolizes, for Bauhuis, the interconnectedness of ideas, making, and things." – Gallery Loupe Chains and Flowers "Bauhuis’ playful, ironic take on semantics is evident when he speaks of Chains and Flowers, chained and unchained. Chains can be interpreted to mean fetters or jewelry. When chains and flowers are mentioned in the same breath, the semantic pendulum swings towards fetters for the former, while the latter conjures notions of peace and freedom. The antithetical word pair chained and unchained also suggests moments of bondage and freedom. The title Chains and Flowers, chained and unchained, alludes to a transformational process by which a necklace is born of a plant-like gold structure. To make jewelry of chained oval links, Bauhuis crafted molds whose individual parts resemble orbital trajectories that, taken as a whole, suggest trees and flowers. The unchaining liberates this chain from its existence as a cast orbital plant, transforming it into a necklace. Even so, the chained state is by no means preferable to the unchained condition. As long as the intricate chain forms an orbital sculpture that has the potential of becoming a necklace, it is both a tree and, conceptually, a chain" — Heinz Schütz Read entire text by Munich Art Critic Heinz Schutz, You Are Here: Peter Bauhuis’ Tangible Transformation Lab Chains and Flowers: Peter Bauhuis Exhibition on view Oct. 21 – Nov. 18 at Gallery Loupe 50 Church Street, Montclair, New Jersey 07042

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-17

We are so looking forward to the opening for Peter Bauhuis this Saturday at Gallery Loupe. See you all there!

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-16

Dual/Duel | Artist Talk with Caroline Gore - Friday Oct 20 at 7pm

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-16

Please join us In the Gallery at Brooklyn Metal Works for an artist talk with Caroline Gore Friday Oct. 20, at 7pm. Gore will be speaking in support of her current exhibition Dual/Duel now on view at The Gallery at Reinstein Ross. "This exhibition will mark the debut of Gore’s new series of wearable objects. This collection of new work will be accompanied by drawings and “collide” a sculptural installation from the acclaimed exhibition, …mercurial silence… Strong, seductive, and feminine, the jewelry in Dual/Duel is inspired by Gore’s newly adopted city of Philadelphia. “The jewelry presented in Dual/Duel is a visual manifestation of this relationship to site in energetic and physical ways. Temporary attachments to buildings under renovation or construction, clusters and piles of building materials, layers of decay and attempted repair, electrical wiring/conduit and signals such as cones and buoys littering the landscape have informed my drawing and form development.” At the heart of Gore’s work exists a tension or a “tug of war”, between materials and forms. Her visual language oscillates between what has been exposed and what remains unsaid, the hardness of jet and hematite and the softness of leather and suede. Her jewelry, according to Gore, “elicits an obstructed, coordinated or reflective view, one that momentarily shifts with the movement of the body and ultimately reveals a glimmering spark or connection.” –The Gallery at Reinstein/Ross About the Artist Caroline Gore’s studio practice is deeply rooted in jewelry and metalsmithing processes – her work varies in media, scale and implementation ranging from jewelry to sculptural installations, photography and large-scale drawing. She maintains a studio in northeast Philadelphia at the Crane Arts Building, and joined the faculty at The University of the Arts in 2014 as an Associate Professor of Craft & Material Studies. Gore holds a BFA in Crafts with a jewelry focus from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University. Gore is currently represented by Gallery Loupe in Montclair, New Jersey. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, Racine Art Museum, and numerous private collections. Dual/Duel: Caroline Gore On view September 7- November 19, 2017 The Gallery at Reinstein/Ross 30 Gansevoort Street New York, NY, 10014

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-13

New! Exciting! Classes & Workshops + Visiting Artists -

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-12

We can get with this! The Future of Metals is Female: ‘Women to Watch 2018’ with Alice Hope, Nadia Martinez, and Barb Smith http://www.madmuseum.org/events/women-watch-2018

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-07

Icons At Play Opening tonight 7 -9 pm Featuring the work of over 15 artists. Come on out and celebrate this fantastic show! With curators @manuelajimenezr and @kendraparis #inthegallery #iconsatplay #AJFishere #jewelry

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-10-02

Icons at Play opening reception this Saturday October 7 from 7-9pm Artist talk with Leslie Boyd Sunday October 8 at 1pm

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-09-25

New York Silver: Conversation on the Craft Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York In celebration of the Museum of the City of New York’s new exhibition, New York Silver: Then and Now, join three contemporary artists and metalworkers, Ted Muehling, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, and Preston Jones for a discussion about their latest work and silver as an art form today with Wendy Goodman, Design Editor at New York magazine. Muehling, Mimlitsch-Gray, and Jones are three of the 24 artists commissioned by the Museum of the City of New York to create new works in silver for this exhibition inspired by the historic pieces in the Museum’s own collection. Register online at mcny.org/silver | Use the code SILVER for discounted tickets http://www.mcny.org/silver

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-09-24

We are really looking forward to Fall. So much new, so very exciting!

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-09-19

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@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-09-12

Please join us for a talk with visiting artist Doris Betz In the Gallery at BKMW, Sunday Sept. 17 at 3 pm. Betz is traveling to the US from Germany for her solo exhibition A Fine Line, comprised of jewelry and drawings, at Gallery Loupe. "Betz’s organic oeuvre is informed by vegetation – flowers, fruits, plants, and pods. Clusters of tiny blackened silver, quartz or ceramic beads recall seeds in several of her elongated pendants; small buds festoon a necklace of tombac, silver, and gold. Moths and butterflies appear to have flown onto stick pins, their wings formed from cast off bits of silver that Betz had formerly rejected but infused with new life by squeezing them through a press. Billowing lines underpin all of Betz’s work. Whether derived from hanging tendrils, interlacing foliage or undulating scrolls, the graceful rhythm of the arabesque permeates all she makes. Her jewelry may, in fact, be viewed as drawings rendered in three dimensions – lines forged from thin wire or narrow ribbons of silver – often chemically patinated or colored with lacquer. Minute metal spirals form loops, nests, and knots that result in curvilinear bracelets and necklaces; calligraphic twists of silver form rings. Though they possess a strong theoretical foundation, Betz’s jewels, nonetheless, adorn the body with élan. " – Gallery Loupe A FINE LINE: Doris Betz can be viewed at Gallery Loupe, 50 Church Street, Montclair, New Jersey from September 16 – October 14, 2017. An Artist’s reception will be held on Sat. Sept. 16, 6-8pm.

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-09-11

We are beyond thrilled to be hosting a workshop with visiting artist Peter Bauhuis this October. This four day intensive will be an amazing opportunity to work with Peter, who is such an incredible artist and teacher. We are so pleased that he will be traveling here and sharing these ideas with all of us. ISO - Incredible Strange Object with Peter Bauhuis October 23 - 26 For more information and to register, please visit our website. http://bkmetalworks.com/classes/iso-incredible-strange-object/

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-09-01

Honeycrisp New works by Amelia Toelke Now on view Closing reception September 30, 7-9 pm

@Brooklyn Metal Works 2017-09-01

Icons at Play - Deadline to enter is today! http://bkmetalworks.com/2017/05/22/icons-at-play-call-for-entries/


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About

Metalsmithing studio and gallery located in Brooklyn. www.bkmetalworks.com

Description

Brooklyn Metal Works provides a collaborative setting designed to foster exploration, encourage experimentation, and strengthen the knowledge base of participating members. The studio and gallery promote the field of metalsmithing and further critical dialog among those who practice, write about and invest time and energy into the field.


A short list of equipment and tools available to members:

12 benches for monthly rental
12 benches for daily rental
Acetylene soldering stations
Oxy-acetylene torch
Point exhaust ventilation
Double stainless steel work sinks
Rotary tumbler
Vibratory tumbler
Magnetic finisher
Combination rolling mills
Polishing machine
Bench grinder
Bench shears (guillotine and beverly)
Steamer
Ultrasonic
Wax pens
Various hammers
Forming tools
Hydraulic press
Bending break
Slip roller
Enameling kilns
Metal Lathe
Drill press
Cuttings tools
Belt sander
Surface plates
Anvil
Hammer bench
Flex shafts and stations with back draft collectors
Ingot molds and crucibles
Ring stretcher/compressor

Parking

Lot Parking No
Street Parking Yes
Valet Parking No

Operating Hours

mon10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
tue10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
wed10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
thu10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
fri10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
sat11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
sun11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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