Make a Bronze Japanese Vase & the Wooden Pedestal to Sit It On with David Orth August 10-14, 2020


$825 tuition + $175 materials

Key Points:
*Build an MDF pedestal while learning the dynamic “stitch-n-glue” boatbuilding technique
*Understand how large, curvy shapes can be developed out of highly flexible, thin materials
*Finish pedestal with layered acrylic colors
*Learn several low-tech methods of cutting bronze
*Learn methods of forming and nickel soldering bronze
*Learn to patina and finish bronze
*Learn a few unique design principles from ancient Japan

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $300.00 per item


Yes, students will walk away with a stunning vase on its own dramatic pedestal, but will also learn bronze working skills, new approaches to design, and a powerful, alternative technique for wood. Learn to cut, shape, fuse, and finish bronze. Students will have a choice of several bronze vase designs inspired by simple, surprising Japanese forms. David will demonstrate alternative methods of wood curvature and wood finishing that students will want to try on other projects because of their ease, practicality, and surprising beauty. This class offers fresh experiences in both woodworking and the bronze craft. David will share a few stories from his travels in Japan and discuss its centuries of influence on Modern design.