Jon Townley Online Workshop
Wire Carved BoxMay 16 & 17 from 2pm-3pm$35
In this workshop, visiting artist Jon Townley will share with you all of the steps required for making a unique lidded box using the wire carving method. The workshop is especially geared toward working at home with limited space, a small amount of clay and simple tools. The workshop will be presented in two 45-60 minute interactive segments on two consecutive days. The online platform will be ZOOM. Once registered, you will receive a ZOOM meeting link the day before the workshop.
Day 1: Initial forming and carving process with tips on variations that allow different looks
Day 2: Assembly and completion with tips about making the piece uniquely yours. Q & A at the end.
Tools and Materials
• Clay You will want to have ready 10 to 12 pounds of well wedged clay of you choice for making up to 4-5 boxes.
• Cutting Wire 7-15” cutting wire of your choice. Dirty Girls brand, Mudtools, Kemper, a fine guitar string or piece of fine fishing line all work.
• Loop Type Trimming Tool Basic loop will work but if you have a few variations on hand it could be helpful.
• Banding Wheel a small banding wheel will make the carving step easier you can also work on a small bat, ware board, or a square of canvas to accomplish the same end.
• Needle or other Scoring Tool
• Wooden Paddle The box is made in two parts, so a paddle or similar implement will be helpful for tamping the bottom part to the upper part when doing the final assembly.
• Soft Support A small Foam Pad or Soft Terrycloth Hand Towel for supporting the piece while hollowing out the interior will help prevent damaging the leather hard piece while thinning the walls.
• Small sponge