The Art and Craft of Metal Mesh Basketry with Lanny Bergner

Course Overview

In this fun basketry workshop students will create one biomorphic and one geometric basket out of stainless steel mesh.  Participants will be introduced to the wonderful world of flame painting by using a propane and butane torch to draw and paint on mesh. They will learn how to create designs on graph paper and transfer their designs to the mesh. Additional processes covered in class will include bas-relief techniques, wire wrapping and edge/seam finishing techniques and how to incorporate silicone caulk, color pigmented acrylic medium and glass frit into their meshwork designs.


Materials List

There is a $90 material list which will cover most of the materials. You are required to bring supply mesh cutting utility shears or aviation snips and a small nipper for cutting individual wires. They will also need a small needle nose pliers. They should bring a pencil for designing and ridged 12inch ruler for measuring.

Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.

Book Event

Workshop Ticket $250
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14 - 15 Sep 2024


9:30 am - 4:30 pm




Timeless Textiles Gallery


Timeless Textiles Gallery
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW, Australia