|My piece from Richard Salley's class "Double Hinged Pendant"|
|My pieces from Salley's "Making An Impression" class.|
The first piece with 'the eye' is etched on the outside - the doors close and you see the etching front and back. Here we used the StazOn and stamped it. We etched, we sawed, we hammered, soldered, riveted, and so on. It's a fun piece with a ton of techniques to try. Another thing I'd never used before is what I call stained glass solder - it's a silver bearing solder but very "low tech" and apparently extremely useful. Who'd of thunk it? We used it in both classes.
The second set is from the "Making An Impression class". We made PNP etched pieces and turned them into simple stamps. How wonderful is that? After that we learned to heat the low tech solder and stamp it while it was molten to add some distinction to the surface of the metal we were working with. Again - pretty darn cool process. I can't say my second piece turned out all that well (I'm not fond of my design choices) but the technique and the possibilities with this are totally wonderfully cool. Am I excited? Absolutely.
Would I recommend a Richard Salley class - Oh hell yes.