by Elaine Luther
I think it’s terribly revealing that in the world of jewelry there is only one book on safety. And it wasn’t published until 1999. I’m talking, of course, about The Jewelry Workshop Safety Report by the prolific Charles Lewton-Brain.
It’s a must own for everyone who does anything with jewelry beyond beading.
So, ventilation. It’s an oft-neglected bit in jewelry studios. Partly because it’s expensive and partly because it’s complicated, or at least, it seems like it is.
Charles dedicates a page or two to the subject, getting you started and referring you to Ventilation: A Practical Guide for Artists, Craftspeople, and others, by Clark, Cutter and McCrane.
Here’s an article by Charles at ganoksin. Read it here.
Read a ton about ventilation at ganoksin, including what lots of folks do in real life in their studios. Here’s a picture of Alan Lewis’s set up, with a list of parts. See it here.