Thursday, March 19, 2009

The workshop

Toby has just come home from school, still in uniform! and has gone straight downstairs to the cellar to work. I thought it might be interesting for you all to see where he works. He has a space in his Dad's workshop. He also has a space in my studio, for all his beads and charms, and a desk there where he makes most of his jewellery, but we'll show you that another time....

In the pic above you can see a fireproof box that Laurence has made for him, a safe place for flames!

Here, inside the fireproof box, you can see Toby annealing the metal with his torch.

Toby carved out a hole in this large piece of tree trunk, he is hammering the metal into the dip (forging) to make a spoon.

Here you can see Toby filing down the edges of the spoon.

In this photograph, you can see the jewellers workbench that Laurence has made for Toby. He cut a semi-circle out of a spare piece of kitchen top, then cut up an old leather jacket and stapled it under the semi circular cut out, to catch any bits and pieces that might fall. He has also made a jewellers 'peg' which you can see jutting out the middle, this is used to rest things on whilst working. There's also a 'ring sizer' standing on the top.


Blogger Deb said...

what a nice working space you have Toby. sounds like you have eberything you need. its very interesting to see where you work and what happens there. keep up the good work. dx.

3/19/2009 8:44 PM  
Blogger Christiane said...

Lucky you, that looks like a really cool work space you got! Cx

3/20/2009 1:08 AM  
Blogger Magpie Magic said...

I am soooooooo jealous! I wish I had a workspace like that. Half that would do me. Never mind space for a kiln and a rolling mill. You are so lucky!

Can't wait to see all your new pieces.

3/20/2009 8:01 AM  
Blogger Kala said...

fantastic! you are lucky to have a dad who can build so well!!

3/20/2009 9:52 AM  
Blogger French Fancy said...

He's a real artist, Pen. Me, when I used to come in from school I would flop - not go and do artistic stuff.

It must be lovely that you all sit creating in the same space.

3/23/2009 4:21 PM  

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