Happy Valentine’s Day! #ADXLOVE

February 14, 2018

Love is in the air here at ADX – love and a lot of metal dust!  In celebration of the ones we love, we’re offering everyone 15% off any of our jewelry classes. Because nothing says I Love You like a gift you made yourself.

This month, use code:


and save 15% off any jewelry class ticket.

Upcoming jewelry Classes

jewelry soldering basics

Feb 20th, 6pm-9pm


In this class, you will learn the basics of soldering soft metals, completing samples of the most commonly used types of joints. More complex and intricate joints are later introduced, students who already have basics level skills and wish to expand their skill set will want to jump in here!

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Stacker ring basics

march 6th, 6-10pm


Join metalsmith Lindsey Snell in learning how to measure, cut, prep, form, solder, texture, and finish your own set of sterling silver and copper rings in this one-day workshop.

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riveted bangle bracelets

march 7th, 6-9pm


Riveting is a classic, durable and popular way to create cold connections in jewelry designs (a “cold connection” is the joining together of metal components without using solder). This 3-hour course is a fun project-based class that is a great starting point for beginner metalsmiths.

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other upcoming classes

wooden books

Feb 19th, 6pm-10pm


Make a book out of wood in a way you never thought possible. In this 4 hour class you will choose your selection of wood for pages and covers and turn it into a small book that can be used for a variety of things! This sturdy book can be used like any other, as a sketchbook or journal, but is also ideal for a photo album, collage, or painting.

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intro to metal shop

Feb 19th, 6pm-10pm


This class gets you on your way to making all that awesome stuff you’ve been daydreaming about! This introductory class sets the stage for future ADX metal classes, including MIG Welding Basics, TIG Welding Basics, and various project-based classes.

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Community Happenings

Yale union hiring lead curator for 2019



Are you passionate about contemporary art? Yale Union, center for contemporary art, is hiring a lead curator for 2019. Find more information at the link above.

Portland Made: Maker Meetup

portlandmade.com Feb 15th, 6-9pm


Every month, our friends at Portland Made host a Maker Meetup where entrepreneurs can discuss topics ranging from e-commerce to HR. This month’s Maker Meetup theme is: Strengthening Your Core Values. What personal values have you passed on to your business? How have they helped you connect to your customers? How do they inspire you or your team? Think about it, then go share at this month’s Maker Meetup. Leverage the power of the maker community and join us as we gather, share, and learn together. Drinks and snacks provided. We’ll see you there!

hot new next competition – gray magazine

graymag.com now taking submissions


HOT NEW NEXT is a dynamic competition celebrating the innovative ideas moving Pacific Northwest design forward. This Shark Tank-style program will offer contestants in each city the chance to present a rapid-fire pitch of a compelling new design-related concept or product to an expert panel and live audience.

Judges (and the audience) will vote, and regional winners will be featured in GRAY magazine, receive off-site mentorship by our judges, and advance to the championship round—held on the GRAY Stage at IDS Vancouver—to compete for a cash prize and the designation of truly being the next big thing in Pacific Northwest design.

​Whether your idea is brand new, or a clever update to an existing product, all design disciplines are welcome—from architecture and furniture to interiors, fashion, tech, and beyond.

we have space available

startup and production space – adx main shop



Several of our long-time members have finally grown too big for the shop and are moving on to their own spaces! Which means we have some spaces available in our main shop. Learn more about the space amenities here!

ADX Pro Spaces Available



Are you running a small business and need a larger space to grow? Our ADX Pro spaces are 400 sq ft. and include 24/7 access, two Unlimited ADX Memberships and access to common space for assembly, painting, and glue-ups, shared kitchen, bathrooms and conference room. Learn more about the other benefits and how to apply here!


Attention artists, designers & Makers!

Workspace available in a shared co-making space.

Email info@adxportland.com to come to take a look.