I saw a picture of some metal work (vases) done by a woman named
Marie Zimmerman in the latest snag add. Did a little research to
find she is not with us anymore, but would like to learn how to
work metal in such a way but in a much smaller form. I live in the
Berkeley area in California (I guess there is only one), does
anyone know who might be teaching such techniques near by? And
then who might be teaching such techniques anywhere (in case they
come to teach)? http://tinyurl.com/hx3y6
If you are talking about jewelry sized items, there are several
places in the East Bay. The crucible, in Oakland (thecrucible.org)
and the Richmond Art Center
(therichmondartcenter.org/schedule/html/metals.html) both offer a
wide range of jewelry classes. Classes at Richmond start this week.
If you are comfortable with the basics of metal fabrication,
(sawing, filing, soldering etc) then I suggest the Wednesday class at
Richmond. I teach a Saturday beginning class there.
If you are willing to go farther afield, the the College of Marin
also has metals classes and there are a number of places in San
Francisco as well.
btw, I'm assuming you are talking about the fluted holloware as seen
in the SNAG ad. Your tinyurl is pointing to Greg Wilbur's current work
at Velvet da Vinci. I don't know anyone who can teach you that ! That
stuff is amazing.