Brittany Nicole Cox
Antiquarian Horologist, Proprietor
Brittany Nicole Cox owns and operates Memoria Technica. Her workshop includes a collection of machines from the original Bulova watchmaking factory. Both her Lienhard rose engine and straightline machine were Bulova residents. She is thrilled to be able to share this heritage craft.
Master Clockmaker, Lindow Machine Works
David Lindow is a specialist in ornamental and engine turning, as well as a master clockmaker. His workshop fabricates two modern rose engines: the MADE Ornamental Rose Engine and the Lindow Rose Engine Lathe. This work has made David an invaluable international resource for enthusiasts and engine turners alike.
Master Goldsmith & Watchmaker
With over thirty-five years of experience, Phillip fabricates everything from miniature resonating bells, musical pocket watch mechanisms, and masterworks of jewelry, to other horological objects.
All classes at Memoria Technica are hosted or taught by founder Brittany Nicole Cox. Occasionally, she is able to bring together experts in the field to develop unique classes.
Beginner’s Engine Turning
Tutor: Brittany Nicole Cox ($550) + $25 materials fee | Limited to 4 Students | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
This two day class provides students with a basic understanding of engine turning and simple pattern development. Students leave with a set of 5 brass guilloché medallions with different patterns. More materials are available and are pay-as-you-go. Whether students are looking into watch dials, jewelry, or are just curious about guilloché work in general, this class offers a good foundation and prepares one for Intermediate classes.
Engine Turning II
Tutor: Brittany Nicole Cox ($650) + $25 materials fee | Limited to 4 Students | Pre-requisite Beginner’s Engine Turning | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
This two day class is designed for those with a rudimentary knowledge of engine turning or guilloché work. Learn how to integrate divergent patterns, work with borders, lay out work that requires more than one center, dial in surfaces, and other advanced concepts. Whether you are interested in making watch dials, jewelry, pens, or decorative arts this class will further your understanding and skills. The projects will vary depending on the students interest. This class allows the use of an elliptical chuck and other attachments. Each student will leave with at least one completed project, such as a writing pen or ring. Different materials are available and are pay-as-you-go. This class is taught on two resident Lienhard engines from the Bulova watchmaking factory.
Engine Turning III
Tutors: Brittany Nicole Cox ($650) + $25 materials fee | Limited to 6 Students | Pre-requisite Beginner’s Engine Turning + Engine Turning II | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
This class picks up where Engine Turning II left off and advanced projects begin to take shape. You’ll learn how to dial in a flat surface, machine set up, and have the opportunity to use a Hauser Jig borer, Schaublin lathes, and a lathe mounted microscope to layout and execute your patterns and projects. Students have engine turned watch movements and made complex dials with chapter rings and more in this class. This class is taught on three machines, the two resident Lienhard engines and a Lindow rose engine.
Turning to Borders
Intermediate | Tutors: Brittany Nicole Cox + Phillip Peck ($900) + $65 materials fee | Limited to 6 Students | Pre-requisite Beginner’s Engine Turning | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
In this special two-day class with Master Goldsmith and watchmaker Phillip Peck, you will learn techniques used in the manufacture of watch dials, cases, and escutcheons through the use of stops and cutting to borders. Students will use both the straightline machine and rose engine to cut complex geometric patterns around engraved chapter rings, shields, banners, and other shapes. Students will learn how to create a “field” within their engine turned pieces, as well as the technique of hand and machine trimming. Each student will be supplied with 5 sterling silver discs, 20 gauge in thickness and 1 1/2″ in diameter. Beginner’s engine turning is suggested as a pre-requisite for this class.
Let us know beforehand of any special material requests you have so we can accommodate your interests.
Take a class with us?
“Brittany taught me and 3 other students in guilloché at her workshop. She was very prepared and very comfortable teaching us. It was clear that she enjoyed teaching us too. She wanted us to know how to utilize the machines in the way that keeps them in the best condition and how to get the most out of them. She also encouraged experimentation in the styles of guilloché. There is no better place to take your next class.”
Jeff Liles, Watchmaking Student 2018