Harley McDaniel - Central New Mexico Community College and FUSE Maker Space, USA
Harley McDaniel is a jewelry instructor and the founder of the Bench Jewelry Certificate Program at Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, New Mexico, which emphasizes practical learning, real-life skills and artistic creativity. He earned a B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University and an M.F.A. from Miami University in jewelry and precious metals. This is his first presentation at the Santa Fe Symposium®.
Co-presenting with Jack Boglioli.
Jack Boglioli is the owner of Jack Boglioli Jewelry, an instructor at FUSE Makerspace and was the director of the Amapola Gallery in Old Town, Albuquerque, for 2018. He holds an A.A. in Fine Arts and his Bench Jeweler Certification from Central New Mexico Community College. Jack was named LuxLife Magazine’s “Best Luxury and Bespoke Online Jeweller” (2017) and “Jewelry Designer of the Year, USA” (2018). The winner of the Ernest Garcia Emerging Artist scholarship in 2017, Jack has also been featured in two Albuquerque Museum exhibitions. This is his first presentation at the Santa Fe Symposium®.
Automated Vinyl and Laser Cutter Applications for the Jeweler
Automated vinyl cutting and laser cutting technologies are seldom included in the jeweler’s toolbox. This paper explores a number of potential applications of these technologies in jewelry making. You will learn how cut vinyl is used for creating resists for selective application of plating, patina, etching and media blasting. Laser applications include selective removal of patina and masks used for plating, etching or media blasting as well as cutting silhouette and non-conforming acrylic dies for the hydraulic press and mill plates for the rolling mill.