Following 1/2-day workshop is on offer:
- Saturday 8:30am-12:00pm, Apr 23rd – FULL
This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners and involves students learning how to mix and apply colour glass enamel to forged and formed steel pieces.
The class will start off with students learning how to prepare and colour a small vessel by fusing vitreous glass enamel to the steel. Students will be shown various techniques for creating patterns and effects in the enamel. 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 teaching sculpture classes in the US. 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’…
Minimum age for students is 12 and under 15’s need to be accompanied by an adult, also enrolled in the workshop.