I now have a small collection of works in progress: heavily textured metals, etched, enameled, woven, embossed, stenciled and torched (you need to torch each piece many times in order to soften it so that you can shape and move the metal with special hammers for that purpose.
I also learned neat embellishments like twining, looping and Viking knitting with wire. My two day "immersion" class with Mary Hettmansperger, who has written four incredible books, was sheer bliss.
Can't wait to show my finished pieces at:
Great Falls Studio Tour
October 20-21 (Saturday/Sunday)
I will once again open my treetop studio to friends, clients and new visitors.
Pictured above are my raw products and some finished pieces, too. These metal pieces so lend themselves to the unusual old bids and pieces that I just can't stop collecting in the many antique stores in Maine.
I will be teaching FOUR classes at Star's in Vienna, Virginia this Fall. All are on a Saturday, except for one on Monday, Columbus Day. More details to follow.