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Artist Talk, Demo & Fundraiser for Toolbox Initiative with Tim McCreight

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Creative Side Jewelry Academy of Austin

321 West Ben White Boulevard

#204

Austin, TX 78704

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Tim McCreight is an esteemed metalsmith, instructor, and author who has written dozens of books on metalsmithing and has taught for over thirty years all around the world. As a valued member of the metalsmithing community, Tim has made countless contributions to the advancement of the craft.

In the last three years, Tim has worked with jeweler and author Mattieu Chiminee to organize a volunteer program called the Toolbox Initiative, which brings tools and support to jewelers in West Africa. This program has greatly improved the lives of these skilled craftsmen while also preserving their unique way of fabricating jewelry.

We invite you to come spend the afternoon with Tim McCreight as he speaks about the Toolbox Initiative and his career as a metalsmith and instructor. Tim will do a demonstration on tool-making, with a Q&A session and book signing to follow. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of the jewelry industry's most innovative masters of craft. We hope to see you there!

50% of ticket sales will be donated to the Toolbox Initiative.

Donations of hand tools (new and old) are welcomed. Please no large equipment. Rather than shipping freight containers full of rolling mills and other heavy-duty equipment, the Toolbox Initiative focuses on small, frequently used items like files, pliers, tweezers and ring clamps. Each Toolbox representative is responsible for two suitcases loaded with 50 pounds of tools apiece—the maximum weight they can carry without paying airline baggage fees. Then, one by one, every item is personally handed to a jeweler.


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All ages welcome. Please be advised this event is held in a studio with tools and hazards that may not be suitable for young children.

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

We have parking spaces in the Southbend Center shopping center. Carpooling is encouraged if you are coming with a friend.

What can I bring into the event?

Donations of hand tools are encouraged if you want to contibute to the Toolbox Initiative. Tools such as files, saw frames, pliers, tweezers, ring clamps are needed...No large equipment please.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please call Creative Side Jewelry Academy at 512-799-0731 or email info@creativeside.org.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

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Creative Side Jewelry Academy of Austin

321 West Ben White Boulevard

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Austin, TX 78704

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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