Molded Kitten Brooch Demonstration
Saturday, 05/18, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Appaloosa, Holiday Inn
All skill levels welcome!
This is a demonstration style workshop that will enlighten students on the techniques used to create free-form molds for embossing leather shapes! Honghao Cai will show you how to manufacture the mold using clay, polyurethane and silicon; how to shape and emboss the leather on the mold; how to finish and round the edges; how to fill in the details and textures of the kitten; and finally, he’ll demonstrate his unique dyeing techniques to bring the desired colors to the kitten and transform it. This is a highly complex process that he has developed and refined which will be shown step by step, on a large screen so that all can see and follow along. You’ll be able to take this knowledge back to your workshops to create any mold you wish.
Materials to Bring: Note taking materials. Cameras are welcome.
Honghao Cai is from Beijing, China, and studied at the Beijing University of Technology in the College of Art and Design. He works as a leather artist, specializing in figure carving and nature, carving realistic designs of his own and specializing in color application. His work has won blue ribbons at the World Leather Debut and his art was featured on the cover of the July/August 2017 issue of Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal.