Artist In Residence - Dan Rieple
Sept 9-11th, Dan will host Mind the Gap workshop. In this 3 day course students will create an 8 x 10 vanity mirror, which can also hang on a wall, using unconventional methods to join the mitered corners. Rather than the usual tight glue line of a miter, the mirror frame will have as much as a 1/2” gap and be joined using either contrasting wood dowels (which students will make) or contrasting wood splines which the students will make. Optionally, students can texture the frame surface or just sand it smooth.
Ernie Marsh - Artisan Demonstration
Sept 16th 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ernie Marsh will be at By Western Hands demonstrating his techniques in spur making and western silversmithing. Ernie has been a bit and spur maker and western silversmith since 1990. His passion for ranching, horses, the American West and its cowboy culture have inspired him to pursue excellence within his profession. He feels very grateful for the opportunity to have been mentored and influenced by master makers of the last generation and continues to work toward promoting and carrying on the tradition and skills that were passed down to him.
Jenny Booth - Artisan Demonstration
Sept 16th 2:00pm
Jenny Booth will be demonstrating her skills and techniques in carving. Wyoming artist Jenny Booth has been honing her skills as a carver since 1985. Once an active outdoorswoman and competitive equestrian, Jenny hung up her spurs and saddle in 2011 to carve full time. Since then, she has been honored with several awards from the Western Design Conference and Cody High Style.
Chat with Carolyn Barlock
Sept 16th 4:00pm – 5:00pm
By Western Hand’s newest artisan Carolyn Barlock will be speaking about her methods and techniques in porcelain art. Carolyn was born in Denver, Colorado to a native Coloradoan family that dates back more than a hundred years to Central City’s rush for gold. A special interest in the history of art and antiques caused her to commence the study of porcelain art in the spring of 1969.
Chris Chapman - Artisan Demonstration
Sept 17th & 18th, 10am – 5pm
Chris Chapman will be in the workshop Sept 17th & 18th. Chris will answer questions and give demonstrations over these 2 days. A leather artist for 45 years, Chris has spent much of her career involve in historical research and reproduction work dating back to 16th century European leatherwork, clothing, and artifacts.