Wednesday-Thursday, 2/27-2/28, 8:00am – 5:00pm Room 102, ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery
All skill levels welcome!
Are you tired of doing the same old thing? Do you need a good challenge? Challenges in anything you do are imperative to growing in that experience. This otter is a great place to begin when it comes to extreme embossing. It teaches the correct amount of stuffing to be used in order to create the proper anatomy of the otter, or any other creature. There are a few different examples of how hair can be tooled. Don’t forget how cute this little guy is. Walk away with a complete 5” x 7” picture, ready for framing.
Materials to Bring: Stylus, modeling spoon, swivel knife, strop, mallet, stamping stone, weight to hold down the leather (like a shot bag), bevellers and matting tools of various sizes (smooth and checkered), smooth pear shaders (various sizes), F902, F895, large undercut beveller, fine-point felt tip pen and paint brushes (sizes 0-4, round).
When she was very young, Kathy started her leathercraft career as a 4-H project, not knowing what it would lead to many years later. She has become the recipient of prestigious awards, such as the coveted Al Stohlman Award and Master Leather Artisan of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists. Figure carving has become her primary focus, and she is determined to share everything she has learned.