Sheridan College – W 209
Friday-Saturday 5/19-5/20 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Workshop Description: In this workshop, Jürgen will demonstrate how he carves and embosses the figure of a mermaid, using various techniques such as transferring the pattern, swivel knife work, modeling and filling with leather dust and glue, using a scalpel to create lift, and modeling the fine details with precision.
Materials to bring: Technical graphite pencil, eraser, swivel knife with a fine blade, mallet, fine stylus, steep beveler, backgrounders to your taste, modeling spoons, modeling balls, and a scalpel with extra blades,
Workshop Instructor: Jürgen Volbach is a leatherworker from Cologne, Germany, who had his first lessons 30 years ago with the famous boot and saddle maker, Don Atkinson in Kerrville/Ingram, Texas. He worked with leather every day, making leather designs and toolings and carvings for clients using old and new leather skills. In recent years, he has used modeling tools more and more in his leatherwork, especially with 3-dimensional pieces. Jürgen teaches many workshops in his work space in Cologne and other countries/towns to teach students the different techniques. He is the 2020 recipient of the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., Renia USA, and Tandy Leather
• There is a $25 administration fee for canceling a workshop.
• The cost of each workshop will be refunded minus the $25 fee.
• No refunds for workshops after Thursday, May 11, 2023.