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'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!