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DAVE SMITH
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GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:36 pm

I had a goldleaf workshop here a few months back and never had the chance to finish my own panel Every now and again between other work I managed to finish it up today. Once the other class mates are done I will get them to post there panels here.
This piece has some puntie cuts and acid etching throughout the letter which also would have been nice to have had some edge cuts and diamond cuts running up through this letter S. (time against us) went for a bit of a clashing colour scheme but I think it works once framed. The shading was all hand brushed and blended on the shadow of the letter.
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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:38 pm

A few more images.
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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:41 pm

and a few more.
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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Dan Seese » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:57 pm

Dave,

Over the top, as usual. What a beautiful piece!

Yeah, you're right - it really is missing something. Really needs the edge cuts and diamond cuts running up through the letter. (You've gotta be kidding.)

I'd love to make it to England some day to take a workshop with you. I have a hard enough time getting out of my own backyard, but it doesn't hurt to dream.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Dan

P.S. Great color scheme.
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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by bob gamache » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:23 pm

Really inspirational Dave.
thanks
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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by bob gamache » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:13 pm

Hats off to you man!
Again, amazing. How thick is the glass and how large is this piece?
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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Jerry Berg » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:18 pm

Stunning work Dave, very inspiring.

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by joe cieslowski » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:59 am

Thanks so much for sharing.......I can't describe how beautiful that is!!!!!

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Larry White » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:41 am

It's easy to find you! ....CRIKEY!

You'll be written up in all the history books!

-Aho!

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Wayne Osborne » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:11 pm

Thar's sweet, m'boy! :mrgreen:
Your a true craftsman Dave.

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by DAVE SMITH » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:18 pm

Some nice comments from you guy's thanks very much. Dan your welcome here anytime you know that, hopefully the downturn will get better and costs for traveling will turn around. The size is about 26'' Bob 1/4 plate glass.
Thanks again lads.
Dave

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Roderick Treece » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:01 pm

You never fail to amaze me Davey !!! Buy when are you going to show us the complicated pieces !

Your biggest fan in San Diego !
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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by DAVE SMITH » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:33 am

Thanks Rod. I think if we all had the time we could put some complex glass art together ,trouble is the bills just get in the way.
Dave

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Kent Smith » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:47 am

Much like early 1900's apprentice turn-out pieces. Nicely done as usual.

I think I am getting too old to learn so many new tricks or at least to have the patience.

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Larry White » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:29 pm

app...

app...

What word am I lookin' for?


Apprentice.


Funny, I always thought patience was only required for things you don't like to do.


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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by DAVE SMITH » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:36 pm

Kent thanks for the reply there mate.
Dave

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by erik winkler » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:27 am

I love punties, I see them in my sleep!
6 years of apprenticeship put in one week.
Who wouldn't go there?
Realizing we are in the 2nd renaissance of the arts.
Learn, copy and trying to improve...
Still in the learning phase ;-)
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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Tony Segale » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:52 pm

what I don't understand, is how do you find time to create beautiful glass masterpieces and ride motorcycles, monkey?
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Patrick Mackle » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:31 pm

"what I don't understand, is how do you find time to create beautiful glass masterpieces and ride motorcycles, monkey?"

Tony,
Who are you referring to? Does Dave ride motorcycles? I know he rides bikes. That's News to me, I thought that I was the only known "acid sling'n biker" here a'bouts.
Pat

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Tony Segale » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:37 pm

I didn't know he rode the motorcycle, either, until he sent me his home video of him tootin around in Vegas...
check your email, Twill.
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.
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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Patrick Mackle » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:08 pm

Tony,
That freak'n little monkey is quick on the gas- zip!!
My Harley does attract the women, but if I had a sexy tail like that, I'd have to beat them away with a stick.
I never thought of it till now, but a motorcycle AND a long tail are pretty dang SEXY!!
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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by DAVE SMITH » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:05 pm

You bunch are a funny lot! Yes that was me alright. Little harley Davidson I found.
Great for ziping around on........ a little bit hairy though!
Dave

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by David Slade » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:31 pm

I would have thought a Vincent or maybe an Ariel Squariel...

BSA man me-self.

The old Brit bikes are almost as cool as your signwriting, Master Dave!

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by DAVE SMITH » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:06 pm

The bike I have Dave is only a small 50cc Aprillia for getting around the town,a bit like a scooter.
Anything bigger I would probably do my self some harm. But you are right there are some very nice bikes over here.,
Dave

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Anthony Bennett » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:59 am

Bump

I just had to post my appreciation of Dave Smith's work.

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Andrew Grundon » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:55 pm

not bad for a boy

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Anthony Bennett » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:12 pm

Ahhh, reverse psychology?

Dave's good then? :D

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by DAVE SMITH » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:31 am

Hey Anthony thanks very much. Take no notice of that Cornish boy stuff ,there a little odd down that way.
You need to be this side of the Devon border .
Dave

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by Andrew Grundon » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:24 am

It really is nice to see some pictures of work from the second best signwriter in the West Country
( somebody has to keep his feet on the ground. we all think he's a genius, but you cant tell him that. He'll become totally unbearable )

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Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

Post by DAVE SMITH » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:00 pm

This guy's a muppet take no notice of him, he does make some nice carvings though I will give him that. but as a signwriter forget it!
Dave

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