Metal sculpture course no.32

We just had three students on this month’s course because one dropped out on the day due to covid which was a shame. I had two students in my room and first up, using the brand new fold down workbench was Matt. He didn’t come with any preconceived ideas and just wanted to play it by ear, which he certainly did by making a mini barbecuing man complete with sausages and steaks. Nick was bought the course place as a present and first off made an elaborate plant pot stand for his garden then went on to make a dragonfly that swayed slightly on it’s own pole. In Billy’s room was Ella, a silversmith who just wanted to explore working with a welder and plasma cutter. She made a cut out bird in relief and then an architectural study based on a trumpet cone shape. Everyone was surprised with what they’d achieved (as usual) by the end of Sunday and three happy students took their own work home with them. Special thanks to Billy (David Mayne) who i run the courses with because he was struggling a bit this time after having covid earlier in the week but still rallied on until the end of the course.