Tooling Along With Gordon
Wednesday, 05/15, 9:00am – 5:00pm, W208, Sheridan College
Intermediate and Advanced
In response to requests for a hands-on tooling 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 floral type of pattern. The focus in this 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.
Materials to Bring: Swivel knives, strop, stamping tools, mallets or mauls, stamping stone and note taking materials. Some tools will be provided where needed. Cameras welcome.
Gordon is an artist, craftsman, and author. Gordon has been working leather since the mid-1970s, when he was given a handful of tools that had belonged to his grandfather. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Utah State University 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts from Alfred University in 1990. He has owned Sage Creek Stock Saddle Co. for the past sixteen years.
“Artistry is vital to any creative endeavor. As a saddler, I strive to achieve as high a level of artistry in my craftsmanship as I can. I love making things that are useful.””