Kevin showed us his 2-ton hydraulic press, his pancake dies, stakes, leather sand bags, and handmade saws. He also, so kindly, left the center with all of the dies that he brought with him. (By the way, Kevin is from Tucson, so I feel super cool saying he's an Arizona local tool maker...because that's neat.)
This weekend, along with a million other things, I attended the Keum Boo workshop, also at Mesa Art Center-- the one that I told you all I was going to withdraw from. I'm glad I didn't. I got see a whole group of wonderful friends that I haven't seen in so long (because I haven't been taking classes), I learned a LOT as we tested different ideas, that according to the books aren't possible- (i love proving all the "rules" wrong), and I got to use the art centers amazing collection of tools, which is always a good time.
Here's one of the projects I "finished" (not really) in class.