Taught by sculptor Anne Alexander
Learn how to carve soapstone using rasps, files and chisels to create a relief sculpture that can be used as a bedwarmer. The pieces will be finished using wet sanding paper in various grits to achieve a soft sheen to the stone. Carve an animal, a shell, a flower, an abstract form, or whatever you envision. Examples will be available for inspiration. Soapstone bedwarmers have been used for hundreds of years, and are still warming cold sheets in fall and winter. The stones are placed near a woodstove or other heat source, wrapped in a towel and put in bed. Their warmth is especially comforting during our chilly Maine winters.
Monday July 17th, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm (with half hour lunch break, please bring a lunch)
Fee includes materials: BRV Members $55 per person or family rate of $95 for two, non-members $60 per person or family rate of $100 for two. This class is suitable for ages 12 to adult. Younger participants of age 8 and above are welcome along with parent participation. For more information or to register call BRV at 207-633-4727.