i have been away from michigan almost all summer and without high speed internet.
most of the summer i was in connecticut but first i went to north carolina for a couple weeks at the beginning of june to take a class at the Penland school of crafts. (oh, sweet penland!) one of my favorite places. i actually have dreams once a month or so in which penland is the setting. so much can happen there in two weeks, it's amazing. my class was with Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, who is without a doubt one of the best teachers i have ever had. we learned various methods of forming/raising metal. so much hammering.. and... um.. i forged an f-ing spoon. it rocked my socks. here are some photos of unfinished projects mainly: