Today I attended a metal symposium at East Carolina University. The two workshops I attended were presented by Rob Jackson and Mary Pearce. Both from University of Georgia, Athens. Rob Jackson demonstrated sweat soldering sterling silver to a wrought iron nail to create an inner ring sleeve. Next he demonstrated his technique of forming the circle and using hog ring pliers for holding during soldering. He brought several of his pieces, transported in his copper handmade brief case. They were a visual and tactile delight. He
also brought several of his found objects, that were part of his visual library.