Forest of Love


25.5 X 17 X 8
Forged Steel

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Eric Strauss has always loved being near nature and finds inspiration in imagery from the earth and combines it with his hand-formed steel, creating a unique juxtaposition between nature & industrialization. After discovering sculpture while in school at Georgia Southern, Eric studied art in Cortona, Italy, eventually returning home to Atlanta to start a studio. Eric gained recognition with his 2006 Booth Museum of Art exhibit. The centerpiece: his Rough Stock collection, six stainless steel horses with beautiful curves and usage of negative space. A rapidly increasing stream of commissions (including Sir Elton John) recognizes Eric’s work for what it is- extremely creative and totally fresh. His recent focus has included outdoor gates, fireplace screens, and stair railings, all adorned with intricately forged flowers and leaves.

Eric Strauss Sculpture, Forged Steel 25.5 X 17 X 8 (Interest categories: Forged Steel, , Flowers, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Eric Strauss Artist)

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Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906