Wednesday, October 03, 2012

'Two Hour Gate' ??

- at Quad State 2012
Friday Evening Demonstrator's Collaborative Project
The goal will be to produce a "Two Hour Gate" that incorporates a segment made by each Demonstrator exhibiting their individual style blended with that of each other demonstrator' rather than having each just fill a specific area.
The plan is for each Demonstrator to forge uninterrupted for about 1 1/2 hours, then allow about 1/2 hour for assembly.
Joe Bonifas - (overall co-ordination and assembly)
Christopher Thompson -  (upper frame element)
Susan Hutchinson - (central element)
David Robertson - (lower curves)
Jonathan Nedbor - (latch)

the finished gate, on display mount (the next day)

A couple of things:

So much in such a short time.
A large air hammer and small mechanical, three gas forges, three anvils.
The majority of the work was actually completed inside the required 1 1/2 hours.
Despite the tight quarters, everyone worked efficiently and co-opperatively.

I was extremely impressed by how the finished gate was so consistent in style and approach. It almost looks to be the work of a single hand.

Well done all!

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February 15 - May 15, 2012 : Supported by a Crafts Projects - Creation and Development Grant

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