guilloché spinning tops with memoria technica november 9th

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guilloché spinning tops with memoria technica november 9th

125.00

Take a step back in time on this unique field trip to the studio of an antiquarian horologist. Join us for an introduction to the art of guilloché, along with the Rose engine and Straightline machines -- tools used in the field of antiquarian horology (AKA vintage clock-making and restoration). In this intimate workshop, students will create their own one-of-a-kind guilloché spinning top.

In addition to exploring these machines, field trippers will have the opportunity to play with a drawing machine and tops, mechanical optical illusion slides and a gear loop toy. If you have an interest in engineering, design or history - this is the field trip for you!

Rose engines are hand-operated machines developed in the 16th century for the decorative turning of wood, ivory, metal and ceramics. The engraving technique, called engine-turning, produces precise, intricate geometric patterns.  The geometry of these patterns is determined by mathematical sequences often associated with sacred geometry and the golden mean. Due to the rarity of these machines, this field trip is unique to this continent.

All supplies included ($50 value).

Nico Cox has studied Swiss, American and British horology for over a decade and is a certified Antiquarian Horologist, aka a clock and watchmaker who specializes in the conservation and restoration of antique automata and mechanical musical objects.  As owner and operator of Memoria Technica, she is passionate about sharing these heritage crafts.  When she isn't busy at work, you will find her writing a new book to be published in the new year by Penguin Press.

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time:  Thursday, November 9th  1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

place:  Memoria Technica studio in the Hillman City neighborhood in the Rainier Valley, exact details given upon registration.

Payments for field trips and classes are non-refundable, though they may be transferred to another person (your new best friend!).  All sales are final.  If class is cancelled due to instructor illness or lack of enrollment, full refunds will be issued.

Can't make this date? Gather a group of curious friends for a custom field trip!