Members Only Boro Bootcamp!
These member-only sessions will focus on fundamental boro skills, a different one each month. The goal is to improve your technique, help you through any stumbling blocks, prepare you for the next level, and maybe show you a new way of looking at things. The format will consist of a 2 hour demo accompanied by question and answer by a different expert each Saturday morning. If you like, you can follow up with your own self-directed practice session immediately following the demo. Useful for any experience level, from newbie to pro, but not intended for absolute beginners.
Bridging: making good connections
Saturday Feb 15th, 10.00am - Noon
Instructor: Joanne Andrighetti
The technique of bridging will allow you to make excellent connections with ease. Expand the degree of complication in your boro sculpture while improving its structural integrity. You will be shown how to use the small hand torches.
No special tools required.
For any self-directed practice after the demo, please bring a few 3mm rods, as well as whatever you want to build your sculpture out of.
Flower power! Compression technique
Saturday March 14th, 10.00am - Noon
Instructor: Julie Coster
Ever wondered how to get beautiful flowers in a marble or pendant? Julie will demo her tips from how to get your clear rod ready, heat control and designing a flower that will magically bloom.
Bring a large boro rod (18-20mm) at least 3 inches long, a medium longer rod (~10mm) and lots of smaller rods ~5mm. A selection of opaque colours, I will go through what colours I have found work best (and what are a waste of time!) If you have a marble mold, pin tool, small knife, you can bring but most supplies are in the shop tools.