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!

 

Workshop Feature

If you haven’t signed up yet for an upcoming engine turning class and are considering it, the time is now!  I’m getting ready to order materials to accommodate special projects. I have one spot open in the beginners class and just a couple of spots in the advanced sessions.  Get in touch if you have any questions!

In other news, I am excited to say Hodinkee magazine did a write up on the Atlas Obscura article. You can read it here.

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Newsletter & Classes!

Let me start by saying, very best wishes for the New Year!

screen-shot-2017-01-19-at-5-38-14-pmTo start the year off, I’ve put together a newsletter containing shop updates. It’s basically a summary of happenings and the latest offerings at the workshop. It will cover upcoming classes, new making whimsies, featured conservation projects, riddles, and more. If you’d like to check it out or subscribe, you can do so here. Below are some excerpts from the newsletter. Don’t worry, I wont flood your inbox with stuff; it will be a rather infrequent publication.

The exciting news is that I have finally put together some class dates! Student numbers are very small this time around based on student feedback. We’ve set the limit at 4 to 6 people per class – so everyone gets more time on the machines and more one on one tuition. David Lindow will be  joining me in March for some advanced level classes. See class descriptions and sign up here!

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Engine Turning Event Extended

Hi All! A quick announcement :

The tickets already sold out for the first engine turning session with Atlas Obscura – so they’ve added another. It now only has three spaces left – so if you’re interested I’d sign up while there’s still a spot or two! You can still sign up here.

Hope to see you there!

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Snippets from Engine Turning No.1

We just had our first engine turning class of the year! We had a lovely time and saw some beautiful patterns. It’s always so exciting to see what a fresh perspective will bring to the craft! This group of students consisted of artists, chemists, ornamental turners, and watchmakers.

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David setting up the ring chuck

 

Showing off the 102 collet set

Showing off the 102 collet set

 

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Amie, exploring form and pattern on the rose engine

 

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An overlaid rope pattern

 

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Exploring spirographs on the rose engine

 

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Another Amie exploration

 

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Straightline machine patterns (left) and rose engine moray (right)

Straightline machine patterns (left) and rose engine moray (right)

 

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Sterling silver straightline machine drape by John

 

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Nathan and Ed making pens on the straightline machine

 

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Dial by Jeremy

Dial by Jeremy

 

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Pewter door pulls by Robert

 

More of Robert's work

More of Robert’s work

 

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Amie tries pumping on the outside diameter of a rosette for a ring on the rose engine

 

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Pumping on the inside surface of a rosette for a ring

 

If you’re interested, we have just one space remaining for this coming weekend’s class on beginning engine turning! Sign up on the class page!