Classy classes...December 09, 2015
As I was saving photos to my external hard drive today, I saw several photos of classes I have taken this year but had not shared with you y...
As I was saving photos to my external hard drive today, I saw several photos of classes I have taken this year but had not shared with you yet. This post is about those classes. Although I learned lots again, I don't actually have finished miniatures to show you. Still, just to give you an idea of these classes… But first a little a warning: long post!
This past October I took classes from two of the best miniature silversmiths in the world: Jens Torp and Pete Acquisto.
The fist class was with Jens Torp. We learned how to turn a wax model of a bowl with a lid on the lathe. The wax model will be sent away to be cast in silver using the lost wax technique. Then in a few months time we will finish the casting, put on handles and a knob and end up with a (hopefully) beautiful silver bowl with lid.
A few days later Pete Acquisto came to the Dolls House Netherlands show in Ulft and taught a one day class the day before the show. There is not too much you can do in one day, so Pete brought cast silver wall sconces which we would solder and finish in the class. I had met Pete before in Castine, but had not taken his classes then.
In May I was able to go to the Kensington Dollshouse Festival and for two days before the show take part in Bonni Becke's passementerie class. Ever since I had been to Castine in 2007 I had wanted to take this class. So when I saw that Bonni was coming to London to teach it, of course I had to go!