In this hands-on workshop, students will explore Faux Bone™. It’s an easy to use and extremely versatile material. Faux Bone™ It can be filed, heated and bent, hammered, polished, drilled, stamped, inlayed, dyed, and painted. It can be made to look like ivory, have the patina of aged ceramic, or be polished to a pure white.
You can heat and bend the Faux Bone with nothing more than a small embossing heat-gun. It is so strong you can rivet on it, die form right into it, or hammer metal around it.
Faux Bone™ is perfect for artwork as varied as jewelry (rings, bracelets, pendants) and book making, sculpture, or printmaking. It’s nearly unbreakable and perfect for forming tools, tool handles and jigs.
Since it’s so durable, Faux Bone can be used to make the dies for die-forming.
It can be easily embossed to make texture plates for metal and polymer clay. You can use it to simulate Scrimshaw.
Students can expect to leave with a number of examples and/or finished projects.
Location: Cheltenham Center for The Arts, 439 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham, PA. 19012
WHAT TO BRING
- Bring your favorite jewelry making tools (Materials and specialty tools will be supplied by the instructor.)
- Bring your lunch. There is a small refrigerator in the studio. If your lunch is large — keep it in an insulted bag. If you want to purchase lunch — there are fast food restaurants nearby. You can also order food like Pizza, Sandwiches and Sushi from a few menus onsite.
Parking is free and on site.