Monday, August 28, 2006
Last weekend I took a class at the Rebuilding Center (http://www.rebuildingcenter.org/). This is a magical place full of nubby bits and rusty treasures. I have wandered the huge warehouse space in the past, dreaming of altars and altered book parts and other things that are good and creative, and have even brought home bags of scrapped odds and ends, but haven't really finished any serious project. So, this class changed that. It was a two-day event guided by Kirby Jones, who runs the Refind Center at the store (http://www.rebuildingcenter.org/refind/.)
The class was mostly women, minus one man who came with coyote skulls to be mounted on the end of flex-light poles (cool!) I made a cabinet-drawer shrine. I rewired a sweet vintage light fixture and mounted it on a drawer, enclosed another box and decorated it with a photo I took, a vintage Christmas ornament. I hand-cut pieces of moulding with a push-saw, and drilled pilot holes in all the right places. I bent metal and finally figured out the pop-rivet gun.
Two women made (very different) sculptural birds, another woman made a cool kinetic mobile from rims and other round parts. One woman began a trellis from spindels. Someone else made a small table. We were very tool-empowered. And had awesome wide open workspace, also a blessing.
some of the other class participants:
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