Hot Crafts Area

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The Hot Crafts Area is home to a great variety of different activities! The include the following:


Kevin M. is the Warden for the Hot Crafts Area (as of Feb 2022).

Committee Meetings

The hot crafts committee meetings, which are open to all members interested in the hot crafts area, are on the First Monday of every month.

Recent Meetings
Hot Crafts Committee Meeting - March 7th, 2022
Hot Crafts Committee Meeting - February 7th, 2022
Hot Crafts Committee Meeting - January 3rd, 2022

To-Do List

Jewelry & Metalsmithing

  • Add shelving around sink for tumblers and ultrasonic cleaner
  • Add receiver hitch mounts to bench and table for big vice, install vice on hitch mount

Stained Glass

  • Repair band saw (parts on order)


  • Wire sample beads to soft glass tubes (In progress)
  • Replace wooden table support by kiln with a steel welded-in support


  • Add vent hood over kiln (in progress)
  • Extend kiln downdraft vent fan cord to plug into vent hood plug (in progress)
  • Consolidate ceramics stuff to wood shelves and make room for tumblers on green shelves

General Use and Other Equipment

  • Table - Replace pulled out screws, use 1/4-20 thread inserts to improve durability
  • Drywall - finish corner with missing sheet
  • Sink
    • Add retractable spray faucet
    • Rigidly mount sink back to wall and feet into floor
    • Add shelves over sink (one suitable for holding the ultrasonic if possible, get rid of those black shelves that always become a mess)


  • All ceramics area equipment (emphasis on basic process being documented)
  • All jewelry bench equipment (bench tools and casting)
  • All stained glass and slumping/fusing equipment/processes


Jewelry & Metalsmithing

  • Soldering torch at bench
  • dust collection/ventilation
  • Under-bench pull-out trays as catch pans
  • proper jewelry bench
  • Wax injector
  • Electric Furnace

Stained Glass

  • T-Square w/ 1/4" bead for strip cutting
  • hole/circle cutter
  • Ring Saw


  • New Serrated Tweezers (ours are beat up)
  • Flat Tweezers (ours went missing)
  • Angled Tweezers
  • Hemostat Tweezers
  • Rimless Marble Mold
  • Torch-top marver for Bobcat torch
  • Inline Regulator for Big Torch Propane
  • Taller kiln
  • Oxygen Concentrator/compressor setup (to eliminate the need to buy oxygen)
  • Miniature Furnace and glory hole


  • Kiln Controller ( programmable, 3 zone for big kiln)
  • clay filter/trap/rinse area (not attached to sink)
  • Schedule system
  • extruder

General Use and Other Equipment

  • Air hose for cleaning/drying work and to run a wax injector


Hot Crafts is one of areas/wards in Hive13, added during the buildout of our space in 2701SG. It can be found on the Floorplan between columns D4, E4, D5, and E5.

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