Living in the maritimes, one item Nova Scotia is well know for is the lobster. During the month of February we are celebrating the annual lobster crawl, an event that showcases local foods and crafts. For this special event I am offering a hands on class in how to forge your own lobster claw bottle opener. Everyone gets to experience what it takes to form red hot metal from a forge and hammer it into shape. Each and every step will be explained and then put to practice by each participant. Forming with a hammer, punching a hole into red hot steel by hand. Grinding and smoothing out rough spots with a finishing touch of protective wax.
I was born and educated in Germany. Until several years ago I used to bring my Art alive as a Special Effects Technician in the Vancouver Film Industry. With nearly 35 years of metal working experience in various disciplines from design, machining and fabrication I am well rounded for what inspires me on a daily basis. Inspired by Land and Sea, I try to use mostly repurposed materials. Favorite medium is rusty scrap steel. My creations mostly large and kinetic can also be sometimes small and functional.
All the tool required to form and fabricate a finished lobster claw bottle opener. The blank steel basic shape to form the…
You get to experience the event at my ocean front metal shop and artist studio. Surrounded by my little organic vineyard and blueberry orchard you can explore some of my outdoor sculptures that are install in various stops on my property.
Best is to dress casual without any loose clothing. Also clothing that can get dirty.
Anyone can do this, I am happy to assist you during the process. You are the artist and when you feel that your claw looks right to you then it's done. Every lobster claw opener gets tested to make sure it work at the end of the class.
Forge a lobster claw bottle opener