Monday, 7 July 2014

Metalwork Wall Piece Workshop

Saturday was the first full day workshop I've held at Barnoon Workshop here in St Ives.  I only had 3 taking part due to an unfortunate cancellation for family reasons, however this meant I could give lots of attention to each of the 'students'.

We started the day with an introduction to me & my work, a run through of the tools & materials then a quick demo of some of the techniques.  The first stage of the workshop was about mark making on the metal surfaces...working on a small scale to get used to the tools & the metal. We used hammers, punches & wire to create textures on the copper & brass surfaces.

After a soldering demonstration we started to explore what designs to progress with in the afternoon...as Jo had been on a previous taster workshop before she already had in mind to make a mermaid. I think you will agree the results are pretty impressive & the feedback was very positive.

 Creating textures....


Heating the metal for colour effects...

Using a template to mark out the designs...



A 'U' shape letter punch made a great scale pattern...



Flux was applied for decorative effect

Soldering the fish....


The finished pieces:



I shall be running this workshop again on 30th August so please contact me if you would like to come along!  The next workshop I'm holding is on 9th August & is an introduction to jewellery making both workshops at the Barnoon venue.

1 comment:

Anne B said...

Fantastic - wish I lived nearer. Just took part in Warks Open Studios at Ragley and someone was talking about one of your pieces. Reminded me to look you up.