We are still having lots of new students coming into the department in general and this means very full classes. I think both the beginning classes in ceramics and sculpture are closed. A seat opens up every now and again but is filled pretty much within an hour. Most of the foundation courses are over full and it doesn't look like any new sections will be added. Crazy times!
Over here in sculpture we have some exciting plans for the semester. The best is a new piece of equipment we are getting for the metal shop an English wheel from Imperial Wheeling Machines.
|The Crown Imperial|
|Close up of the anvil.|
Our friend Kerry Pinkerton designs and builds them and he is right in the Huntsville, AL area. Not only will he personally deliver it and give James and I some one-on-one lessons, we also have him coming back in early October to do a two-day clinic. Kerry is well know for his work in metal shaping and for his professional instructional DVD Metal Shaping 101. Check back here in a few weeks to hear more about his visit and the events planed for October.