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Master Irish Silversmith Kevin O'Dwyer returns to MAGG!

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • 9:30 AM
  • Friday, April 03, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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We are delighted to announce that

Master Irish Silversmith Kevin O'Dwyer will return to MAGG!

Box Construction & Fabrication for Jewelers & Metalsmiths

Saturday, March 28 - Friday, April 3, 2020

9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily

Kevin will be with us for seven days.

Students will have THREE choices to participate:

1)  a 2-day hinged locket workshop on Sat. and Sun., March 28th & 29th, OR

2)  an in-depth 5-day box workshop, Mon. March 30th to Fri. April 3rd, OR

3)  a more intense 7-day workshop to fabricate larger pieces,
     Sat. March 28th - Fri. April 3rd

Kevin O'Dwyer

Kevin will focus on the endless possibilities and opportunities to create unique jewelry and hollowware using box fabrication metalsmithing techniques.  Students will have the opportunity to work on jewelry concepts including bracelets, rings, lockets and pendants or explore hollowware forms using the hydraulic press.  Forms may inclulde vessels, boxes, lockets or teapots.

The workshop will also include die forming, matrix embossing and confirming dies and how they can be used in your metalsmithing studio.  Students will have the opportunity to design and make a matrix die to create a hollowware form using the hydraulic press.  Components may also be used in jewelry fabrication.

Kevin will work with students from initial concept to a finished piece.  A combination of skill and technique-based demonstrations with one-to-one tutoring and problem solving will take place throughout the workshop.

Materials will depend upon what the student is making.

Kevin will aid the student's design process, but recommends doing some research, looking at contemporary and vintage boxes.  Crafting a model of your proposed project out of card stock will be helpful.  Your box can be hinged, or not.  Kevin will introduce a number of possibilities.  If you have an idea or dimensions in mind, you may email Kevin to ask about materials you may need. (

Recommended:  18-gauge sterling silver or jeweler's brass (nugold) No copper or argentium!

2-day fee - Members $275; Non-members $300

*5-day fee - Members $700; Non-members $725

*7-day fee - Members $850; Non-members $875

*If you would like to discuss a 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 payment plan for these two sessions, please email Jane Leavey at  Payments will need to be made by check.  The first payment will be non-refundable; the last will be due on or about March 1st.

For more information, please see Kevin O'Dwyer's website at

Workshop Artist Assistants:  Martha Fitzmier and Jane Leavey


5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340


Not a current MAGG member?  Join today  Membership is $50 annually.

Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at

If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email

Cancellation / Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

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