THE EVENT   |  January 13-17, 2021

2021 Pattern Drawing Clinic – John Mincer


Art is In the Pencil- Drawing Class 

With John Mincer of Mincer Silversmiths

January 13th and 14th, 2021

Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Center

Cost: $150

Come spend two days creating with Silversmith John Mincer. John believes all creation starts with the foundation of the drawing. In order to have a beautiful carved or engraved piece, it all begins with a great drawing. This class will give you the opportunity to enhance your skills with the basic art of drawing to be the starting point for your creations. 

John will cover the layout, creation of designs, and the importance of a good drawing as the foundation of a bit, silver, leatherworking, or any other project you would like to create. Leave with a completed design or multiple designs for your next project. 

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About John Mincer

John Mincer is Art of the Cowgirl’s 2020 Guest Master Silversmith. John in a 4th generation rancher who has ranched his whole life. John has been a lifelong resident of Nevada and the Great Basin region. He first learned engraving at a cow camp on the Stillwater Ranch in Nevada 37 years ago. Chet Smith taught him most of what he needed to send him on his was as a silversmith and engraver. He later learned to build bits and spurs from Dan Price and was influenced by Hugh Weaver, but refining the art and developing his own style he credits to master engraver Franz Marktl.

When John started he just wanted it to be a hobby but when he made pieces he started making money right away and transitioned to full time all while running 350 head of cows and operating a backhoe business. When the recession hit, his backhoe business slowed down and he had more time to devote to his silver shop. In 2005 he launched his Joel Henry Hardware line, where he designed and hand engraved each master, having them all cast in the U.S.A. John hand finishes each piece making it a one of a kind hardware for the working cowboy, saddle makers, and leather crafters. John and his wife Kristen reside in Fallon, NV on a small ranch where they raise cattle and sheep and do some farming.

As a working cowboy and avid horseman, he builds bits with the horse and horseman in mind. His pieces are beautiful and his craftsmanship is one of the finest. John is generous with his time and talent and is an avid supporter of scholarship programs and ranch rodeo competitions. John’s lives by the belief that your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

John is donating spurs for top Ranch Horse and a bit to World’s Greatest Horsewoman. John is donating a headstall to top selling Ranch Horse in collaboration with Gloria Michelle with the Colorful Cowgirl and Jeremiah Tucker with Diamond T Tack Saddlery.

He has also made a beautiful Art of the Cowgirl concho that can be purchased in our mercantile here and the proceeds go to our Fellowship Program.