Saturday, May 9, 2009

Hand Made Brushes

Today I had my brush making workshop at Studio Miska in Lowertown and had a few participants. Here are the brushes made during the workshop.

Nikki and Deb loved the moose mane hair the most, maybe because of its length or texture... I love it too. Deb brought cat whiskers that she had been collecting from her cat for the brush on the right. The handle was made from a river tumbled piece of slate from the cold cold streams near Gatlinburg, TN. The other handles are found sticks and one is red earthen ware clay.

Lots of fun and always a good time to share your knowledge with others.

I will offering this workshop again during the Music and Art Festival later this month. I plan to advertise this event more and Nikki has offered to write a blurb on the Paducah iList. Hope you enjoyed the pics.


  1. cool brushes... i heard the lowertown festival advertised on the radio yesterday, have fun at the workshop

  2. I think you should do a web workshop or write a pamphlet or something! I want to try doing this! Just used a handmade brush yesterday with a 4-5" hair 'brush' and it was fantastic. Please send info on future workshops. Who knows.


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