On Sunday, I had the opportunity to take Stephanie Lee‘s Junk Drawer Metalsmithing class. The class was held at Diane Havnen-Smith‘s studio in Clackamas. Diane served a delicious lunch and the smaller class size provided a more intimate gathering. Diane has an amazing little cedar house in her back yard which was a heavenly place (I need one of those)! Stephanie shared so many of her techniques. I wasn’t feeling my creative best but I managed to fabricate a couple pieces that I am happy with.
My next tool purchases will be a quality butane torch and a bench grinder. I used a tripod in a class I took with Jane Wynn last year so I think I’ll need one of those too. That should allow me to do all the cool projects I have in mind.
Several of my yahoo charmster friends attended the class. It was great to put faces to names.
If you get a chance to attend one of Stephanie’s classes, I would highly recommend you do! Also, if you are thinking of taking a class hosted by Diane, you will not regret it!
I went back to work today. It was a long day.