|On the way to the Tuscon Gem and Mineral Show, many people stopped by Rio Grande for our first Rio In Motion event. They experienced Rio firsthand, saw equipment demonstrations, toured our facility and honed jewelry-making skills by taking one or more of our classes. After spending time in Albuquerque, many headed down to Tucson to enjoy the show before heading home to put their new knowledge to work! For more info on Rio In Motion 2011, see The Studio Blog.|
Catalog In Motion™
After 23 consecutive years, we decided to retire Catalog In Motion® in Tucson.
Our first Catalog In Motion® back in 1988 created a whole new way for you to see, touch and learn about jewelry-making products. The show was hugely successful because of you and all the others who joined us in Tucson each year. We are grateful for your past attendance and hope you got as much out of Catalog In Motion® in Tucson as we did.
While we are no longer be taking Catalog In Motion® to Tucson, we are actively bringing Catalog In Motion® to you every day of the year, any time of day.
As new technology continues to stride forward, we find ourselves in an ideal position to extend our availability to our customers worldwide. We can allocate the very same resources which made Catalog In Motion® so successful—expertise, passion and commitment to education—in a way that will ignite your collaborative spirit and nourish our industry like never before.
Our plans include the continued growth of our educational library, including instructional videos and creative projects that you can access whenever the need arises. We’ll produce webinars and visual training demonstrations that will be available to you any time the creative spark hits. Internet-based user groups for our high-tech equipment and specialized lines will invite and encourage collaboration and innovation. You will be able to gain a wealth of knowledge, network with colleagues and try new processes in the comfort of your own studio—you could be watching Phil Poirier’s Bonny Doon hydraulic press demonstration over your morning coffee while a fellow jeweler across the globe watches at the end of his day.
We’ll continue to offer the support and educational opportunities you’ve come to rely on. Get hands-on training at any one of our jewelry-making classes or events, or drop in anytime right here at our Albuquerque facility; we’ll be featuring the best experts available. Well known industry educators such as, Ronda Coryell, Phil Poirer, Bill Fretz, Mark Nelson, Phil Scott and Kate Wolf joined us in Albuquerque to share their expertise with you in our fully equipped classrooms! And of course, you can get live support for the tougher challenges by calling our expert Technical Support Team that boasts more than 15 decades of combined experience. And while we won’t be in Tucson, we’ll still offer special-pricing promotions on select items during the Tucson Gem & Mineral show, just visit our "Gem Show Specials" page.
We thank you for your prior participation in Catalog In Motion®. We’re excited to move forward with you, to be a growing part of the creative spirit that draws us all together and continues to move our industry forward.
Whether you come visit us here in Albuquerque or on the web, we’ll be here for you with products, service and know-how every day of the year.