FROM THE MAILBOX - Delia Dante's New Series

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    This just came to my  Desk from my colleague Delia Dante Studio in Boise, Idaho-

    So many metalsmith techniques to include in your enameling repertoire.


    New works by Delia Dante

    Artist Reception and Opening
    December 7, 2023  -  5:00 - 9:00 pm
    Music by Dan Costello
    Wine by Rolling Hills Vineyard
    Catering by Whitney Fredin

    With her new show, Can't Take It With You, Delia Dante was inspired by an unexpected betrayal of a beloved family member and the emotional wounds the act left behind. With its hand-blown glass horns and a bejeweled crown, Greedy Bastard is the star of the show representing the universal idea of gut-wrenching breach of trust. “A suit of greed you wear with sorted pride and ignorance, blind eyes to the reality of what you have done”. Through other sculptures such as The Two-Faced Fool and The Thief of Innocence, the series is intended to provoke thoughtful reflection on the human experience and the destruction caused by selfish behavior.

    Delia’s use of complex processes, including welding, enameling, and metalsmithing, creates an experience unique for the viewer and a feast for the eyes. Each skull was 3D printed using plant-based filament and then electroplated with copper. These skulls are then burned out, leaving a copper shell, which can then be welded to and glass enameled to add luminous colors. The crown designs and symbolism were all drawn using a computer process, then cut out on her CNC machine and hand-formed. The use of skulls is meant to strip away the physical aspects to only leave the core of what she describes as “human failings,” not to be tied to gender, race, or religion.

    Decadent and grotesquely beautiful, these sculptures will draw you in with their beauty and monstrous appeal. With themes of war, greed, and dark legacies, this show will leave the viewer contemplating the legacies we want to leave behind.

    Gary Holt Peer
    Time Travel Runs through November 30
    Learn more about Gary Hold Peer by visiting:  ​

    Delia Dante Gallery hours:
    Tuesday-Wednesday from 10 am - 3 pm
    Thursday-Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm
    All gallery exhibitions are always free and open to the public

    Group Classes are on Saturdays starting at 11:00am or 3:00pm
    ​No experience needed.  All tools and materials will be provided. 

    $60 per person 
    2 hour group class  
    November 18, December 16
    3:00 - 5:00 pm

    In this class you will be shaping, soldering, stamping, and creating your very own ring!  Choose any word or symbol you'd like to create a personal message on the outside of your ring. A brass and copper packet will be available with the class with a silver packet available for an upgrade purchase. 

      Register for Class

    $75 Per Person
    3.5 hour group class  
    November 11, December 9

    3:00 - 6:30 pm
    December 23
    11:00 - 2:30 pm

    Learn how to shape and solder your very own ring and then sweat solder a bezel cup with stone. A 6mm copper bezel and a variety of stone options are included. You will have many textural and stamps options to choose from. Copper or brass are included, but upgrading to sterling silver in both bezel cup and ring stock is available as well.
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    $75 Per Person
    4 hour group class  

    Saturday - November 12
    11:00 - 3:00 pm

    Learn how to combine different textures and types of metal to create a one of a kind hand formed ring. Choose from different metals to fit your taste. 
    Prior soldering experience recommended but not required.
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    $85 Per Person
    4 hour group class  

    Saturday - December 2
    3:00 - 7:00 pm

    In this class you will be shaping, soldering, stamping, and creating a unique bolo tie! Choose from different metals and leather accents to fit your taste.

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    Group Classes are on Saturdays starting at 11:00am
    ​No experience needed.  All tools and materials will be provided. 
    $65 Per Person
    2 hour group class  
    Saturday - November and December.
    11:00am - 1:00pm
    Come on down to the studio and get into the season by making your own holiday ornament.
    Take home a 2” - 3” size copper ornament, decorated by you with colorful layers of enamel and silver foil. Choose from: Idahos, stars, gingerbread men, reindeer, crosses, snowmen and many other holiday shapes! 
    Kids Welcome.
      Check for Class Dates