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This gate delights me in many ways. While it may have been made by the homeowner, it shows clever use of repurposed materials. I appreciate the movement of the wheel and the large wing-nut used as a handle reminds me of a wind-up toy.
The groove in the path is a nice solution to assist with tracking. The bearings on the track are a nice touch also.
What catches my eye, after noticing the cobblestones, is the variety of materials used in such close proximity to each other. A pipe handrail, chain-link fence, a wood fence and a fabricated railing all live happily together at this person’s entryway.
I’m excited to be teaching a class at Pratt Fine Arts Center again! This time it is a one-day workshop on forging simple bracelet forms (such as cuff bracelets) in Pratt’s nicely equipped jewelry studio.
The class is primarily intended for jewelers interesting in working some hot metal and expanding their vocabulary of metal working skills. However, novice blacksmiths who are interested in delving into the world of jewelry will also be interested in some of the jewelry making aspects. Steel will be the primary metal used, with some demonstrations using other metals.
Heat it! Hammer it! Bend it! Wear it!
The class was great! Plenty of enthusiasm and energy!