30 Jan 2024 – Roberto Ferrer Online Demo
Online Demo by Roberto Ferrer
30th January saw our first online demo of 2024, we were joined all the way from Chicago by Roberto Ferrer, who describes himself as an artist – sculptor. Check out his website HERE
With a large following on Facebook and Instagram his pieces draw a big audience of admirers.
Roberto let us into some secrets of his texturing and how he enhances some simplistic shapes into pieces of art and also showed some really intricate shapes and forms that take some time, even months to create.
Before we were shown how to use simple texturing on different shapes, firstly he mounted a tall hollow form and marked out a simple design with pencil to give a general feel of design before using a rotary tool, similar to those that lots of us have in our workshops, to enhance and create the texture. We were shown examples of how this would look after colouring. Secondly a round blank was mounted on a recess chucking point and turned to give a flat surface, again Roberto used pencil to give a guide to his potential design idea before showing a few basic turning techniques on tool presentation and safety. A wide range of woodcutting Burrs are available, and Roberto explained and demonstrated how to use, and what effects could be achieved with just a few, by changing angles and how you present the tool to the work.
We were shown several examples of the more intricate pieces that Roberto creates through a mixture of turning, carving, texturing and colouring which hopefully will inspire us to have a go and think outside the brown wood.
We rounded off with questions and Roberto offered for us to contact him if we had any particular issues or problems that he might help with. Thank you, Roberto, for an insight into the world of texture and colour to enhance our work.
Thank you Zak for another great write up and the screen shots.
To see more of the screen shots taken during the evening please check out the Gallery HERE.
13 Feb 2024 – Hands on Night – Can you please bring along any items you would like for us to display at the Newark Show 8-9 Mar 2024 to this meeting. Please clearly mark each item and the box with your full name and package accordingly to enable safe transfer to and from the show. The Club will take care of your item(s) but as it’s a public show we will not be held responsible for any breakages. If you can’t make it on the 13 Feb, we also have a Training Day on the Sat 17 Feb 24 at the Village Hall, so you could drop them off during the day.
See you soon