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Floral Stamping: Low Relief in Leather

$135.00
On-line registration is now closed. Please register for workshops at the Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal Booth at the trade show.

Floral Stamping: Low Relief in Leather

Gordon Andrus

Wednesday, February 28, 8 am - 5 pm

‘Tis Annex Art Education Building, Room 102

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

In response to requests for a hands-on stamping workshop, Gordon has designed a sharply focused one-day workshop experience where students will be guided as they use each of the tools to stamp a small acanthus type of pattern. The focus in this new hands-on version of the workshop teaches the leather worker to think of the floral stamping tools as modeling tools for sculpting in leather. Workshop attendees will work right along with Gordon as he coaches them on the details and techniques for each of the tools used in leather tooling. Some of the tools will be new to many students.

Materials to Bring: Swivel knives, stamping tools, mallets or mauls, note taking materials. Some tools will be provided where needed, and made available for purchase at the workshop. Cameras welcome.

Gordon Andrus

Gordon has been working leather since the mid-1970s, when his grandmother, Vera Rees Tippetts, sent him home with a handful of tools, some of them made from nails and bolts, that had belonged to Vaughn, his grandfather. Gordon studied art and design at Utah State University, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1986 and later a Masters in Fine Art from Alfred University in 1990. He has been working in his own Sage Creek Stock Saddle Co. for the past decade.