I’m busy prepping this week for my upcoming trip to Arrowmont. This special place in Gatlinburg, TN is a haven of artistic creativity in the Smokey Mountains. This time I’ll be teaching R.A.D. (Ring a Day) in metal clay! Based off of the popular flickr group Ring A Day. Ring a Week was the follow up the next year . I joined the Ring a Week and failed miserably making only 4 or 5 rings. Truth be told I made many rings last year, maybe even 52 but haven’t had the time or energy to photograph them and post them. Be that as it may, I decided to make up for it during this workshop at Arrowmont.
The last time I taught at Arrowmont my class and I participated in shooting a stop motion video. The video showcases the different art departments at Arrowmont and we were lucky enough to represent the metals department! Check out the video which features the hands of my students making a pendant that was auctioned off at a fundraiser for Arrowmont. My hands were at the end brass brushing the piece. Also in the video my friend Mary Hettmansperger hands, she was teaching her basket making class. Look for her hands as well!