Oxy Acetylene Welding & Cutting
Beginners welcome, 4 week class
Oct 25 - Nov 15 | wed | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sometimes referred to as “art” welding, oxyacetylene welding is one of the most versatile welding systems that, properly set up, can weld most metals together through brazing and welding. With the addition of a cutting torch, steel can be “sawed” through with the flame. This class will train students to control the torch in order to make beautiful welds. Students will practice their skills by creating a 3 dimensional sculpture out of welding rod that will be either a geometric or animal form. Students will also learn about flame and gas safety, about how to set up the welder and how to go about setting up their own system at home.
All supplies included. Class size limited to 5.
Ceramics, Multi-Purpose + Silversmithing Manager
Sam Dowd was born in Omaha, NE. Sam was introduced to art at an early age and by the seventh grade was enamored by the responsive qualities of clay and has pursued that medium to present day. In 2002, he earned his MFA in ceramics from Kansas State University, and in 1996, his BFA from the University of Nebraska Kearney. In addition to managing the ceramics, multi-purpose and silversmithing departments, Sam has also curated several ceramics shows, bringing together a variety of local, regional and national artists. He has exhibited regionally and nationally. Sam also co-owns a pottery business with his wife, Jenny, named Dowd House Studios. Its wares are sold in many regional art fairs and in local shops. While not pursuing art, Sam enjoys whitewater kayaking in summer, and cross country skiing in the winter. dowdhousestudios.com