© Ben Beames

Glass to Steel – A new workshop at Waterside – One spot still available in June

 

© Ben Beames© Ben Beames

Waterside is offering a new 1-day workshop to all their former students, focusing on adding colour and texture to steel using vitreous glass enamel. The aim is, that at the end of the workshop students will walk away with a forged and enamelled object and the knowledge/skill to incorporate this wonderful technique into their forging practice.

Tasmanian based designer/maker Ben Beames will be teaching this workshop with the assistance of the familiar waterside crew. 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’.

We are offering this workshop in June, to enrol please go here