2022 Winter Party and General Meeting

Please join us via Zoom

See the flyer below for more information

We will be announcing new workshops and sharing what we all have been doing since we last met. Enjoy the special presentation by guest artist Douglas Pryor!

Watch your email for the zoom link

Sunday January 23, 2022

Agenda:
12:30 pm Board meeting – all members are welcome to sign in to participate & watch
1:00 pm General meeting with announcements
1:30 pm Special guest speaker Douglas Pryor

Special Guest Speaker Douglas Pryor

Douglas Pryor is a raising and chasing artist located in northern California. He began sculpting in sheet metal in 2005 by creating fully articulated steel suits of armor for full contact sports, which in fact was how he paid for college. Frustrated with the limited detail and relief that shaping stakes could provide, he began to incorporate sculpting with pitch in 2013 and felt like he had found what he had been missing. As he continues to build upon his technical ability, he enjoys making more room for narrative with his work. Each piece is an opportunity to sate curiosity and a chance to build a bridge to others in a meaningful way.

Douglas Pryor Artist Statement

As a method-driven artist, I use my compositions to explore ways to push the limitations of a single piece of material with only human power and hand tools. I take particular delight in pursuing challenging and realistic detail in high-relief metal sculpture. I use my work to explore the nuanced and evolving relationship between humans and the natural world, and the ways that we connect with ourselves and each other.

We hope to see you there!

The February 2022 DOUGLAS PRYOR WORKSHOP IS FULL
Check your email for how to be added to a waiting list

3 day Intro to Chasing Class: The art of the chisel:

In this 3 day course we’ll be focusing on the fundamentals of chisel technique, hammer control, pitch management, and how to use design to compliment our medium. You will have the option of what your project will be after a short warm up project.

The warm up project allows us to practice with the pitch and all the tooling provided. Afterwards we will have time for a second more challenging project. Depending on skill and comfort level I will have suggestions with more guidance to test the techniques provided in the workshop. For those who feel more comfortable with their own drawing skillset who have their own design/drawing in mind I am happy to help guide you in how we can best bring it to life in the metal. It helps to choose something that will fit in the palm of your hand, something attainable within our time constraints.
This course is short and comprehensive, run at very accommodating speed by experienced hosts. Join us for some creativity and laughs, brighten your world with your own good works.

Visit DouglasPryor.com to learn more about the artist

Summer Party DATE TBD

Please join us for our Summer BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) Party!

See the flyer below for more information

We will be sharing what we all have been doing the last year and a half, and other activities will be forthcoming, but mainly just seeing each other (in person!), catching up and announcing new upcoming workshops, having lunch, ….

There’s talk of a Tool Swap but help is needed to organize so send us an email

Pajaro Valley Art Center’s yearly show, Sculpture Is, will be in full swing, as well as the beautiful demonstration gardens over Sierra Azul’s acreage. Always very impressive! 

Without knowing the state of the pandemic, at this time we are suggesting to wearing a mask if you’d like to keep yourself or others safe.

We’ll be having the monthly board meeting immediately before the party (12 – 1 pm) and we welcome all to attend and participate.

Friends and Family are welcome, as well as other metal arts folks who would like to meet our members and maybe even become a new member as well!

Thanks and hope to see you there!

Date: TBD from 1 to 4 pm
Location: 2660 E. Lake Ave (Hwy 152 across from the Fairgrounds), Watsonville, CA 95076