A class with Jens Torp

The past four days (and evenings!) I have spent taking a class with Jens Torp . Jens teaches a class near my home about once a year and I...

The past four days (and evenings!) I have spent taking a class with Jens Torp. Jens teaches a class near my home about once a year and I've been lucky to have been able to follow five of his classes already! Jens is a lovely man and a great teacher and I enjoy his classes very much. We all made a beautiful silver bowl on stand covered with shells and starfish. It was a lot of hard work, but as always I had a lot of fun and had a couple of great days. In the picture above you can see my finished result. The pictures below give you an impression of the proces of making the bowl on stand.


During day one: some circles cut out from sheet silver, some doming and filing done. The pretty green bowl was turned for us by a Canadian artist.


Marking out the starfish design for the foot of the stand.


All the elements making up the bowl and stand.


Cutting out the starfish for the stand.


The first cuts on the bowl.


At work late in the evening, hammering in a few designs.


After a lot more sawing, filing, sanding and polishing....finished!

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25 comments

  1. Hoi JOsje
    wat mooi,veel werk hoor ik kan mij er nu iets van voor stellen hahaha

    groetjes adrie

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  2. Hoi Adrie, zo jij was snel! Ja, heel veel werk dat snap jij wel ;-) We hadden nog tijd te kort ook, pff. Maar ik vind 'm ook heel mooi geworden. Groet, Josje

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  3. Wow! It's so exquisite and beautiful!
    Amazing work, I'm very impressed!
    Love the colour of the glass as well.

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  4. Beautiful work!!! How lucky you are to be able to attend to he´s classes and living nearby! I am a great admirer of his work... and yours :D
    Synnøve

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  5. Congratulation Josje,you have really made an outstanding piece.Jeannette

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! How I would love to own something so exquisite!

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  7. Prachtig Josje, volgens mij heb je de draai wel een beetje te pakken met dat zilverwerk he? Ik vind dit je mooiste stuk tot nu toe, echt vakmanschap ;)

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  8. All I can say is Wow! I'm speechless! So beautiful, congratulations. :)
    Maia

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  9. Josje...that is beautiful...absolutely stunning.

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  10. WOW WOW WOW I love it!!! you have been so good!!! and the bowl is WONDERFUL !!!! Why in Italy is NOTHING like that?? I can start thinking about moving. Have a nice evening Rosanna

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  11. What a beautiful piece! You must be so proud to have done it!

    Tabitha

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  12. Amazing, I love your work. It's a beautiful piece. Congratulations. Carmen

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  13. Oh Josje, it's really beautiful! Amazing work! And now I really wish I could take that class - how fortunate you are to live close to it.

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  14. Thank you all! I am so pleased with it, even though I would have liked to have done some more work on it (I ran out of time, as usual I should say). Everyone in the group had such a beautiful end result. With a great teacher like Jens how could it be otherwise. Yes, I am very lucky to live so close the where he teaches each year!

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  15. oh Josje wat is dat weer verschrikkelijk mooi geworden!! Ik vind je creaties van bij Jens Torp altijd zo betoverend. De details en het hele ontwerpje zelf, gewoon schitterend!

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  16. Prachtig Josje, wat is het mooi geworden en wat lijkt het me heerlijk om zo'n workshop te volgen!
    Echt weer een prachtig aanwinst voor je huis!!
    Groetjes Sylvia

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  17. Wow, that's gorgeous! Great work!

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  18. First of all, what a great design Jens has made for you; the little circles are só effective in suggesting the starfish. And that the use of mother of pearl was swapped for that luscious and gourgeous green acrylic (Am i correct?)

    Was the stand pre-cast? What a delicate touch to position a long twisted horned type of shell there!! But no matter how good the design and technical drawings are. They are worthless if not picked up and brought to live as you have shown here!

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  19. Hello Josje, we have only just discovered your blog and have been enjoying looking through it. You are quite obviously a very talented miniaturist. We would like to link your blog to ours to be able to follow it more closely. Would you mind?
    Hugs, Paco & Anna.
    http://obecayknab.blogspot.com/

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  20. The bowl is wonderful,you must be so proud :)
    Janne

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  21. Again, thank you all, I had a wonderful time and am very pleased with the bowl.
    @Debby, yes, the original idea was to use mother of pearl for the bowl, but it was too difficult to get several even bowls the same size. The shell motif was precast as we don't have enough time to do a wax carving and have it cast for us. The casting is done by a specialist company and it has to be sent to them. Even with the limitations we have (we can't do any soldering either) Jens manages to come up with a super design with some new challenges for us each year. Next year we will be making a chandelier. I look forward to seeing the design for that!

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  22. Hi Paco and Anna,
    Thank you for the compliment! Of course you may link my blog, I always find it an hounour when someone wants to link my site, thanks!
    Just had a look at your blog, those are some amazing cars and bikes you are making. What scale are they?

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  23. That is an amazingly beautiful piece, a tiny work of art.

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  24. Thank you Norma. It was a lovely piece to make, some great techniques to use on it.

    I have just added your website to my little sidebar here, but I noticed your website is not mentioned on your profile yet.

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