GLASS TO STEEL – adding colour to forged steel

Following 1-day workshop is on offer:

  • Saturday 6:00pm-7:30pm: introductory talk & drinks & Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm: enamelling class – will be available again in 2019

This workshop is suitable for all former Waterside students who have completed Module 1. Students will learn how to apply colour and texture to dark forged and formed steel pieces, using vitreous glass enamel.

The class will start off with students making their own vessels ready to be enamelled. Demonstrations throughout the day will guide them through all the processes necessary to prepare and finish their vessels by fusing glass to steel.  All students will walk away with a forged and enamelled object and the knowledge/skill to incorporate this wonderful technique into their forging practice.

This class will be taught by Tasmanian based designer/maker Ben Beames. Ben has been working with steel for the past 15 years, running his own business, specialising in custom made steel sculptures and objects, participating in numerous blacksmithing events around the world and recently teaching sculpture classes in the US together with Rachel David. Ben draws inspiration from the fluid forms found in nature. His creative process is one of action and observation – ‘through working with intent and a willingness to accept compromise, new ideas emerge’…

Price $385 / $308 (student under 24)