Jewellers, sculptors, mixed-media makers, creative explorers of all stripe:
I'm thrilled to announce this brand-new online workshop -
STEELING BEAUTY: Chains, Clasps and Forms with Steel Wire.
In the search for interesting materials with which to create,
the greatest surprises can come from the most unexpected quarters.
Take, for example, a cheap, ubiquitous and unassuming roll of steel wire,
sold for use in the construction industry…
With some simple tools and layman-ready information,
this mundane material comes thrillingly to life.
Super-strong, versatile and - best of all - beautiful,
this amazing wire can perform like no other material can.
Join internationally-known artist and found-object 'stuffsmith' Keith Lo Bue
as he delves into the world of steel wire creativity.
Whether you're interested in jewelry, sculpture, mixed-media,
textiles or any number of other creative pursuits,
STEELING BEAUTY will provide in-depth information and instruction on
safely, efficiently and properly working with and caring for this magic stuff.
Learn in detail how to create chains, links, bails, clasps, structural forms, settings and more.
Filmed in Lo Bue's Sydney studio, you'll feel like you have
a benchside seat from the comfort of your own home.
So learn to create beautiful things with steel wire from one of the artists responsible
for bringing it to a mainstream audience and making it such
a popular alternative to precious metals.
This course runs over an eight-week period -
July 15 to August 25, 2012. During that time Lo Bue will be available
daily to answer questions and offer feedback, tips and advice,
making your online experience the next best thing to a live tutoring situation.