Since posting my work on Lumberjocks, I have received a huge number of requests for help and advice on the building of powder horns and doing the scrimshaw artwork to decorate the horn.
And, honestly, I can’t really help everyone, as I have to work in the shop myself, so I have accepted an invitation to teach a Powder Horn Building and Scrimshaw Decoration Class at the John Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. The date will be mid-July in 2012, and it is planned for a five day class.
We’ll discuss the history, techniques, and build a horn in class with a display stand, and decorate it with your own scrimshaw artwork. I will supply all of the materials, and reference sources. So, this class will be a combination of two classes, teaching both historical and contemporary powder horn crafting and scrimshaw decoration. Getting this all done in five days will be a chore, so come prepared to work. Several of my powder horns have more than 200 hours of work in them, so we’ll do as much as we can accomplish in the five days we are together in North Carolina.
This class size will be small, so if you have interest in this class, contact the school and put your name on a waiting list, as their catalog to the public will be released in early 2012. You can also contact me with questions, or comments about the class, but I can not sign anyone up, I’ll just refer you back to the Folk School for registration.
If you would like more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks, and hope to see you in North Carolina
You can see more of my Powder Horn and Scrimshaw artwork at my Website
-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com