This course will emphasize the use of hand tools in the knife making process and will fit one handle; and if time permits, guards and ferrules. Each student will forge and finish at least one knife blade from a coil spring. His course covers proper fire procedures, blade forging of a stick and full tang and the integral bolster.
This is a hands-on course but there will be a lecture on the structure and composition of the blade material. Decorative etching, file work, mosaic and damascus will also be discussed.
Knife Making class in Arizona with Ray Rybar.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 7 AM - 6 PM (1 Hour Lunch)
FACILITY IS WELL EQUIPPED
You will forge, grind, heat treat and finish one knife complete with handle.
Level is Beginner/Intermediate. Class size is limited to 6. If class is full we will contact you to see if another date will work for you.
Learn the art of Glass Fusing! We offer classes each month that teach the basics involved with glass fusion. Each class focuses on a specific project and you will learn new and more detailed techniques with each class.
Glass fusing is a fun and creative artform that is simple to do yet creates beautiful, elegant masterpieces. Glass fusing is simply cutting and gluing glass in place to make a design. We then fire it in our kiln to join together pieces of glass to create a beautiful flat work of art! These pieces can then be fired again to take on the shape of a specific mold to create a vase, bowl, plate, or similar object.What it costs….glass projects are priced by base size and includes up to 3 layers of design glass and slumping!
Reservations highly recommended.
HOW IT WORKS:
The cost of the class includes all patterns, tools, supplies, firing and slumping. We provide snacks, you bring your drink.
What you will learn:
Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio's mission is to promote understanding, appreciation and professional development in the ceramic and glass arts. The Center's founding organization, Iowa Art Works, Inc., is dedicated to providing a place where creativity and community meet.
Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio is organized and operated by Iowa Artworks, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization supported by earned income, grants, private contributions and memberships.