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Relief Carving

June 27, 2015 - June 28, 2015

| Register: $295

Slate is often overlooked as a potential carving material due to its association with more utilitarian uses such as: roofing, gravestones, floor tile or going back a few years, blackboards. In fact, slate has a wonderful tight grain that accepts fine detail and can be worked up to a matte shine. Its relative softness allows ease of carving with standard fire-sharpened steel hand tools and very quickly with pneumatic powered carbide tipped chisels. The flat nature of slate makes it an ideal media for relief carvings; think what the Egyptians did with incised line and shallow cutting.

The workshop will concentrate on proper tool usage (traditional and pneumatic), a brief tool-making demonstration, sandblast etching and techniques for translating a drawing or calligraphy onto stone. All levels of skill are encouraged – just bring: ideas, text samples, sketches and of course, enthusiasm.

Register: $295

Details

Start:
June 27, 2015
End:
June 28, 2015
Cost:
$295
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Venue

The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center
636 Marble Street
West Rutland, VT 05777 United States
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Phone:
(802) 438-2097

Organizer

Frank Anjo