Wednesday Jun 19th, 7pm - 10pm
Scott Alexander Fowler studied metalsmithing at The University of North Texas from 1993-1999. For the past several years, Scott has experimented with various techniques and materials to develop the craftsmanship necessary to create his unique designs. His pieces fuse modern clean lines with organic shapes and classic motifs. Known for unique stone settings, examples are included in "Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewelry Makers" by Melissa Hunt.
The Studio is capable of facilitating casting
< needs from small to large. 3 Kilns are available and able burn out wax, 3D castable resin, plastic and organic material. Complete projects from start to finish, or any step along the way from wax to casting, finishing and polishing.
Casting equipment include; Smelting torch 3 Burnout kilns (may also be used for enameling), soldering, casting and soldering torches, cetrifical and vacuum casting, investment vacuum, polishing lathes, flex shafts, rotary tumbler and more
Shaft and Bits, Metal Files, Sand Paper, Anvil, Assorted pliers, Metal Snips, Belt Sander, Grinder, Drill Press, Polishing Lathe, Polishing Compound, Borax, Sparex, graph and Sketch paper, Drafting Pencils, Waxes, Wax Files, Sculpting Tools, Alcohol Lamps, Casting Flasks, Sprue, Caps, Scales, Investment (plaster), Investment Mixing Bowels, Dust Masks, Eye Protection and more.
Loved Scott and the process, got Santiago and I on track. We would love a follow class more advanced up in a few months.
Scott is so knowledgeable and patient; I can't wait to become a member! The piece that he helped me make is beyond my imagination; I am so pleased. Thank you, Scott :)
Great teacher. I learned a lot in 3 hrs.
This casting class was great for my first experience of working with silver...I made an amazing piece that Scott carefully and thoughtfully guided me through. The class was full, but Scott is a professional metal smith and adeptly handled the students, the tools and materials for the final casting.
Three stars because I was able to, for the most part, achieve the goal I had for the course. Nothing against Scott as a person, but as a teacher he needs to figure out a better time management method. Every lesson was very rushed, casting day was very hectic which felt borderline unsafe. I don’t really feel I got my money’s worth considering how rushed and frantic everything was rather than a studio course with time to experiment and ask questions and learn the process.
This was a wonderful class. The instructor is great and helps as much as you need it. The other students were very interesting and encouraging, too. I'm looking forward to taking another one of Scott's classes. I'm hooked.
It was an intro however it would have been nice to create something we could actually wear or use. Scott was a very warm and friendly instructor. We had a great time.
Scott is very down to earth with a great sense of humor. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. Though the class moves quickly, Scott provides one-to-one support and guidance. I thoroughly enjoyed the class, learning to use different equipments and honing my creativity. Well worth the price and I will definitely take this class again.
Love the class!!!
Great course and instructor. Learned a lot and had an opportunity to explore various tools and methods.