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Creative Metalsmithing hands on workshop
QuiQue - Monday, July 2, 2007 - 2:02amBlacksmithing | OT: Sandbox YAK | Welding classes | metalsmithing | workshop
The first workshop I have given in my studio has come to an end. I have to say that it was a true pleasure giving this workshop, not for the money, but because of the students, their individual projects, and their enthusiasm. The course, which was held on Saturdays at my studio and lasted seven weeks, brought friendship, understanding, and learning in the form of hands-on metalworking and camaraderie.
The "Creative Metalsmithing" workshop specifications required each student to design a table top within a 16" diameter area and to include a "penny scroll" and hand forged leaf in their design. They also had material size specifications which they could choose from. Everything else including design and the table legs was left up to the individual. I demonstrated the specified techniques and then worked with the individual on techniques which would allow them to realize their project. I believe this approach to training is the best way for everyone to receive individual instruction and for the group to learn from each other.
There is so much that these students learned. I want to share with you a photo album of some of the techniques they used and the resulting hand forged wrought iron tables they made. Please take a few moments to view the photo album. Note that the best way to view the photos is by following the link on the photo album page to "start slideshow."
I want to send a heartfelt "thank you" to Tamara, Chris, Donald, Lucas, and Wayne. It was a true pleasure having you guys in this workshop! Note: If you are interested in taking future 3-day weekend workshops contact me so that I can put you on a mailing list for future workshops. The reason for the three day weekend workshops is to allow interested students from various parts of the country to attend. Please include your email, contact information, and your desires for accommodations. Each workshop will be limited to six students.