Following is a list of items you will need:
- Safety gear: Face mask (for dusts – 3M, Norton, Surviveaire, Wilson, Dustfo)
- Goggles – a must. Style – your preference.
- Ear protection – either earplugs or headphones.
- Gloves. Work gloves or gardening gloves with rubber palms work well.
- A portable table to hold tools, etc. at your worksite
- Hand tools. We suggest you invest in a hammer (1-1/2Ib.); chisels (point, flat and pitching); files and rasps (your choice). Available for purchase through an on-site vendor.
- Any power or pneumatic tools you enjoy using. *Note: We use “C” type couplers.
- 12-gauge extension cord to run a 15 amp tool. Don’t be fooled—16 gauge is not more powerful! The source of electricity is far from most worksites, so be sure it can reach at least 50 to 100 ft. If you don’t have one, we will supply it.
- A pop-up type tent, 10’x10′, for shelter at your carving site. If you don’t have one, we will provide you with the best we can.
- Tarps – good for blocking sun or rain and bungee cords to hang it from your pop-up tent.
- Crayons to draw on your stone.
- Pencil and pad to take notes.
- Wisk broom to brush off your sculpture.
- Idea’s for your sculpture. We suggest you make a maquette (model) out of clay. If you prefer direct carving, bring some clay so you can model as you carve.
- If you have digital images of past work, bring a few on a jump drive. We do a slide presentation once each session and it is a source of inspiration and fun. Please limit your selection to 5 or less images.
- Clothing: Layers are a must at an altitude of 8,000 ft., so bring summer and winter clothing. Mornings can be cool, so a sweatshirt, fleece or something similar for warmth – over a T-shirt that you can dress down to when it warms up. Shorts; jeans (if you like, coveralls will help keep the dust off, and reduce your baggage!); rain gear; hat (optional); boots – steel toe work boots or hiking boots suggested; bathing suit (a break at Glenwood? – optional); sunscreen.
- Cash: Remember, this is a remote mountain community, so some places do not honor credit cards or checks. Ask the inn-keepers in advance. Our on-site vendors gladly accept credit cards.
We look forward to seeing you in July. Meantime, think Marble!