Coloring Book Contest & Classes


✨Hey all! I’m excited to share my upcoming summer class schedule and a little contest that I’ve launched✨

Please join me for some fun classes this summer and fall at Memoria Technica. I’m offering beginner’s and intermediate engine turning, as well as a specialty engine turning class with visiting tutor Phillip Peck! Check out the schedule and details here.

 


For those of you who have the Sacred Geometry coloring book – this contest will be easy! For those of you that don’t – it’s still pretty easy. Details below.

I am also offering $3 USA expedited shipping on the coloring book for the duration of the contest!


The Sacred Geometry Coloring book Gallery & Contest launch

If you have a Sacred Geometry coloring book, color your favorite page and post your design online, through Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, tag a friend and briefly tell us what your ideal summer day is. If you don’t have the book you can get one here or download a blank page from the coloring book to color and submit.

For Twitter, you must tweet your entry @BrittanyNicoCox

For Instagram, you must tag @nicocurio

For Facebook, you must tag the Memoria Technica and MADE lathe facebook pages

and use the following hashtags:

  1. #memoriatechnica
  2. #MADElathe
  3. #guilloché
  4. #coloringbook
  5. #sacredgeometry

Your entry must be posted up by July 22nd!

You don’t have to be a winner to be a part of our Gallery though. All entries will be posted up in the Gallery on Madelathe.com when the winner is announced!


Now for the best part – THE PRIZES!

1st Prize: Deluxe Summer Day Kit

You will receive a copy of the Sacred Geometry coloring book 2nd Edition, a one-off nickel silver guilloché spinning top set of two that comes in a handmade green leather carrying case with sharpener and extra pencils, and a rainbow cellophane twirler toy (!).


 

2nd Prize: Summer Afternoon 

You will receive a one-off silvered and oxidized brass guilloché spinning top with muslin carrying bag, extra pencils, and a sharpener.


3rd Prize: Summer Sparkle 

You will receive one of my favorite toys of all time! A rainbow cellophane twirler toy.


The winner will be announced July 26th on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

Good luck!

 

Engine Turning this April

Read class descriptions and register here

If you’ve wanted to come learn engine turning (guilloché) work, now is the time! With both Beginner’s and Intermediate classes you can immerse yourself across two sessions to make a watch dial, pen, pencil, rings and more or just dive into the history, technique and pattern development.

 

Check out photos of previous sessions .

Read class descriptions and register here!

And of course, if you have any questions feel free to reach out or comment below.

Hope to see you soon!

Craft – skill in making

Hello readers! Another round of updates as things move along at Memoria Technica.

I just finished up a pretty long stretch of classes at the shop. David Lindow joined me in teaching three of these – our intermediate and advanced levels. The results are really inspiring. I love seeing all of the different combinations students come up with. Check out the little video clips at the bottom of the photos. They really show off the glittery optical effects of the guilloché. The photos were taken throughout the series of classes – from Beginner’s turning up through Advanced.



The Horological Lecture Series is going strong! On May 15th, I hosted the second lecture in the series at the Stimson Green Mansion with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, which was another sold out event. David gave his presentation: The History of the Rose Engine from Kings to Craftsmen. It was a beautiful evening and I am very thankful to David for giving such an in depth and fascinating talk. I hope you’ll join us for the next one in August, which will be delivered by Master Goldsmith and Horologist Philip Peck.


In between all of this and my bench work, I completed the second edition of the Sacred Geometry coloring book with Al Collins. I’m excited to say it is now available for purchase. This edition is a little more robust than the first with over 20 bonus pages. The front and back are finished in white foil. The back features the MADE lathe technical drawing, with the front embellished with the same pattern as the first edition, but in silver foil. The binding is a white metal spiral to match the foil and allows the book to lay flat. I’m surprised at how different it feels when compared with the first edition. I’m still working on the receipt book to incorporate the new patterns, but that will be finished soon for those of you interested in the recipes.


The shop was also featured in the local Seattle news. That was a lot of fun to put together with Malia Karlinksy of Seattle Refined.


And! last, but not least, come see me this Friday at Seattle’s chapter of Creative Mornings. If you’re not familiar with Creative Mornings, I highly recommend checking them out. They host a free monthly event with breakfast and a short talk featuring a creative theme, designed to get you up, inspired, and off to work on time. This month’s theme is Craft. I feel honored to be Seattle’s speaker.

Engine Turning Classes May 2018

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I’m excited to announce the latest schedule for engine turning classes is now up and registration is open!

Register HERE.


David Lindow will be coming out to teach intermediate and advanced classes with me this May after I start off the month with Beginner’s Turning. He will be bringing a Lindow Rose engine equipped with higher amplitude rosettes, allowing students to try a different machine and produce more dynamic patterns than what my Leinhards are currently capable of.

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David will also be giving the second lecture in the series at the Stimson-Green Mansion, entitled “The History of the Rose Engine from Kings to Craftsmen.”

Tickets now available HERE. 

About the series:

Lectures are held on a quarterly basis, the second Tuesday of the month, and are open to anyone with an interest in horology and decorative arts.

Join us for a journey through the history of science, art, and mechanical timekeeping. This series features guest speakers from many disciplines related to aspects of the horological field, including engine turning, mechanical magic, ornamental turning, celestial bodies and navigation, and the art of the goldsmith.

To submit topics you would like to explore or if you are interested in sponsoring the series, please contact us at: info@mechanicalcurios.com”


It’s not too late to become a sponsor of the series. All proceeds go to venue fees, speaker fees, as well as food & beverages. The series would not be possible without our sponsors! We are very grateful for the support. Check out our sponsorship packages HERE.


 

Advanced Engine Turning

Hi All! So we finally finished up the last of our engine turning classes this month. It was great fun seeing how the student work developed over the sessions, as many students enrolled in more than one. With more complex projects, students singled in on a specific idea. A lot of time was spent making sure surfaces were dialed in flat and true. Students worked in silver, copper, and other materials. Here are the results!

 

David and I want to say thank you to all of our students and the support! We’re already planning our next series of classes and look forward to meeting our future attendees!

Until next time!

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