Late in posting! Here is an update of last weekend’s (January 19-20th) workshop. Molds were cleaned, glass powders and fine frit were made into a paste (using Gum Arabic & water) and carefully placed within the molds. in between layers the glass paste was dried out using a hair dryer. More glass was packed and… Continue reading Ars Vitraria Experimentalis wknd II
New year, new workshops at nanopod: Hybrid Studio Friday, January 11th saw the start up of a new glass casting workshop-course. An introduction took place from 6-8:30pm where we discussed the outline, expectations, materials, and options for the next three weekends in January. The course will take students through recycling glass bottles, sculpting two dimensional… Continue reading Ars Vitraria Experimentalis
Yay!! It’s officially Fall. I LOVE the Fall. Sweater weather, scarf weather and, BOOT weather!! 🙂 And, it’s almost October which means Halloween, Thanksgivings and, Holiday madness (& possibly some Mayan prophecies). This year I am not participating in the QWAC or City of Craft however, nanopod will be celebrating Dia de Los Muertos October… Continue reading Fall nano-news
March Break workshops at nanopod: Hybrid Studio $85pp 3 hours Flame working March 15th Ring band workshop March 17th Visit the nanoWorld for more info! or email Tosca for further information! 🙂 nanotopia at me dot com
Fun times! nanopod: Hybrid Studio will be celebrating their birthday Saturday, August 13th at the Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Street Fair! Visit our booth early for cupcakes, smiles and Fat Maki rings!!
Some recent pieces incorporate various prong and tab settings. Showing students alternative methods for setting stones in their own home studios without the use of a torch. The above techniques are demo’d during my 8 week, Metal + Glass course. Courses start September 12th & 13th 2011 http://www.nanopod.tv/nano_classes.html
Today, this afternoon, started the After School Project at nanopod: Hybrid Studio. Six nine year olds descended upon the studio anxious to find out what they would create! Audie (pronounced Aw-dee), Indie, Kimia, Mea, Willa and Alice each received square, 24 gauge pieces of copper and were shown how to use various hammers to texture… Continue reading The After School Project- Afternoon #1
Out of my private studio in Toronto, Ontario I hold 8 week courses in ‘metal + glass’. These courses cover a wide range of techniques/process used in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, and Flameworking. I generally cover a different process every evening of the course. From fabrication through piercing and sawing copper sheet, Sterling silver ring band sizing,… Continue reading metal + glass
Thursday evening was the last workshop nanopod will be hosting for a while as I get ready to set sail for Brooklyn this upcoming Tuesday en route to the Penland School of Crafts! Dave & Alexi celebrated their 9th anniversary by creating each other sterling silver rings bands- check them out 🙂 Other students added… Continue reading Ring Band Workshop at nanopod: Hybrid Studio
I will be offering new workshops and courses this summer at nanopod: Hybrid Studio. Metal 2: Strengthen your sawing, forming, and soldering skillz. Metal + Glass 2: Work with precious metal clay, bronze and copper clay, glass clay. Casting.. (shhh, it’s still a secret and in development) Flameworking 1 & 2 Check the website for… Continue reading Metal on Metal!