- The crumpled bowl which has been sitting there since November of 2010. I am hoping that it could be saved and finished.
- This fold formed bracelet - I needed to form the shape into a cuff and solder the end pieces on it
- These two vessels - which I want to also finish and possibly use for the chasing & repousse class with David Huang in May
- Another 4 corners dish that needed its base soldered on.
- A hand cast, hand rolled sheet of shibuichi that I want to use for a bracelet in the chasing & repousse class with Nancy Mega Corwin in March. Deb has a great shear that I used to trim and square up my blank.
- Items I made at Haystack for us to talk about plus pictures to look at.
- Lots of hammers and stakes to use
The reason for some of these items being taken to the session is that I STiLL don't have a good soldering setup at home and Deb has 2 wonderful stations with torches and tips.
I did all of the soldering with some great assistance and pointers from Deb and while the various items were being cleaned and pickled we talked Haystack. It was so great to catch up and share with Deb. Deb also told me about her time at Haystack.
Then we moved onto the vessels. For the crumpled one, I trimmed off the top and now I can finish the raising and plannishing. The vessel without the curves I brought in more and trued up some. I will take the walls a bit more vertical and then have it ready for the David Huang class. the vessel with the curves was also trued, then the curved section finished - but along the way I changed the upper portion of the curve, is now more of a angle and turned (literally) up a straight rim. The rim needs a bit more work and I have some plannishing to do here as well. Then this piece will also be ready for some C&R!
Enjoy the pictures.