Hi I’m Richard! Total novice at this discourse chat, is this in the right place?
This is the discussion section, so, yes, it is the right place
Welcome to the SLMS
What are you making and what can you help others with?
So I work with a lot of specialist finishes e.g. gilding, cold cast, cracked/polished plaster and I am keen to use these skills for my own small scale projects mainly decorative domestic items. If there is anyone at the Makers Space who has a project and wanted to put a nice final finish on it like French polish a table or gesso and gild a picture frame etc I would be happy to give some guidance.
Would you consider running a small intro workshop showing examples of previous work and perhaps show attendees the easiest starting point?
Eg. I bring a frame and learn how to put a nice finish on it
Yes of course I would be happy to do a short demo. I’m still awaiting a basic safety induction so will have to wait until that’s complete.
Also what sort of frame would you bring in? I.e if it’s a basic timber frame with a smooth grain I could put a faux blackened steel finish on it or something like that? It’s quite simple and does not need many materials.
Also regarding materials should I bring them in so people can have a go themselves? Or would just be a straightforward demo and people can make notes if they want to try at a later stage?
Apologies for all the questions, As I’m still getting the hang of how things work here I feel it’s best just to ask!
All the best