This three day intensive Master Class will introduce you to the hot sculpting techniques used to create the three dimensional animal heads that Master Blacksmith Darryl Nelson is so well known for. You will use hammer and chisels on both solid bar and flat bar to sculpt various animals from a bulldog to a bear. His 40 years of expertise using and teaching these techniques will increase your forging capability and enhance your creative thinking during your time at the forge.
Prerequisite: Beginning Blacksmithing or Equivilent
Supply fee: $45
Master Artist: Landscapes and Depth in Fused Glass | 11.11
During this class Miriam will demonstrate the basic process used in creating her pieces. Each student will realize two landscapes (a winter and a summer forest image, chosen by Miriam) during the class. The students will learn to translate a landscape image into glass adding the sensation of depth. Bullseye sheet glass and frits will be used in a layering process to create the pieces. Vitrograph stringers will be made, worked with a torch and used in the piece. The students will follow the process step by step to get the entire image translated into a flat glass piece with depth and an extremely realistic effect. This process is very complex and requires experience in fusing. This is a very advanced fusing class, not a class for beginners.