Saturday, April 24, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse
Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day prior to class.
The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.
Working with all kinds of materials and found objects can be fun, inspiring, and challenging. Learning how to work with mixed media on metal presents some unusual opportunities for joining parts together. During this workshop, we will investigate a wide variety of techniques that can be used to work with all kinds of materials and found objects. We will learn how to shape, cut, drill, texture, connect, and more to all kinds of materials. By the end of the course, you’ll be creating work with style! Techniques demonstrated will include flexshaft usage (cutting, drilling, using burs, finishing and & polishing, carving), cold connection for joining parting, adhesives and working safely with a variety of materials, and problem-solving how to join different materials together. I invite your questions about all kinds of materials.
Prerequisite skills for this workshop include basic jewelry skills and can solder independently.
Supply List for Students
The links below will take you to RioGrande.com or other suppliers. To see prices for precious metal items, you need a free Rio Grande account. Registered Little Metal Foxes students can access the Rio for Schools program for significant savings (discounts and flat-rate shipping). This site may contain Amazon and other affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link, at no cost to you, we may receive a small commission on qualifying purchases.
Your found objects and unique materials. They can be metal, stone, ceramic, glass, organic, synthetic, enamel, natural, or manmade items to be adapted.
Demonstrations will include the following tools and equipment:
- Ball Burs! The workhorse of the studio!
- Diamond burs for shaping, texture, engraving, cutting, and drilling materials like glass and stone
- Sanding split mandrel set
- Mounted Sandpaper Cartridge rolls
- Rouge-red is non-abrasive and final high polish
- Luxi Polishing Compounds
- Fabuluster cut and polish, fine abrasive and polish, good for the widest variety of materials including metal, softer stones, and plastics
- Zam Cut and Polish
- Silicone wheel set
- Pumice wheel set
- Diamond Cutting Wheel Set for cutting glass and stone