Barry Teaching at Peters Valley School of Craft in August





Barry will be teaching a workshop on “Turning Fine Writing Instruments” at the Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton, NJ on August 19-23

Students of all levels are welcome in this course to learn a variety of techniques to take their pen making to the next level.

  • Concentration on the fit & finish of a pen will be stressed daily along with thinking creatively to enhance your abilities.
  • Discussion Topics: Tool techniques, sharpening, troubleshooting your problem pens and discussions on which is the best plating that is used for a pen are just some of the topics for discussion.
  • How to stabilize wood so it will not blow apart on you will be demonstrated and practiced!
  • Students will work with a variety of materials including but not limited to the following: exotic wood, stabilized wood, acrylics and demystifying the myth of casting and creating your own pen blanks will be worked on daily.
  • Different finishing techniques will be demonstrated and practiced throughout the course including an easy CA glue finish.
  • When you are finished with your pen masterpieces, we will discuss how to market them.
  • Students will leave with between 8-20 pens, depending on their skill level.

Barry’s “hands-on” workshops are a terrific way to take your pen making to the next level. Many students sell the pens that they make in the workshop and re-coup some, if not all, of the cost of the workshop. Of course, the knowledge you gain is invaluable, and is yours to keep forever!

Click here to learn more about this workshop

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