One of the things I do to get ready for the upcoming trek to the desert, is to organize photos from the previous year and set up albums for the coming year. While organizing I came across these photos.
I have many happy memories of the Catalog In Motion Show and the classes I took from the fabulous professionals that Rio gathers to teach...see my write up of the 2008 Hydraulic Press workshop here.
During my organizing I found these shots of the amazing Kate Wolf at the bench at the 2010 Catalog In Motion Show.
From Rio In Motion:
Kate Wolf—Kate has been carving wax and making jewelry for 31 years. She has been teaching for 21 years and has a school in Portland, Maine. Kate won MJSA's Innovation Award for her Wolf™ Tools and Wolf Wax™ by Ferris. Kate is a former Director of Production and master modelmaker for the Franklin Mint and holds a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from Tyler School of Art. www.katewolfdesigns.com and www.wolftools.com
For those that may not be familiar with the Catalog In Motion Show - it was exactly what the name implies...the Rio Grande Catalog - in person - in a room where you can try out the tools and equipment and most importantly discuss their use with the clever people that invented or manufacture them. GENIUS!!!
Last year I started working more with wax carving so one of the things I wanted to look at was the Wolf Wax Tools Kit...what I got was beyond my wildest dreams.
Kate Wolf herself sat down with me and with wax in hand went through what she designed each tool to do. It was a memory I will treasure forever...and do you think I made the purchase? Of Course!
So I am one of the ones hoping that Catalog In Motion will one day return - even in a smaller version or as part of another show.
For those of you who are missing the Rio Grande Workshop Schedule - great news! Stop in and take a class on your way to Tucson!
Rio In Motion is their new program and the inaugural session is January 26th - 31st in Albuquerque, NM.
About Rio In Motion
Rio In Motion is a part of our continued commitment to put the very best of products, service and know-how directly into your hands. It’s a unique opportunity for you to peek behind the scenes at Rio, to discover the latest innovations in products and equipment, and to get hands-on instruction from some of our favorite experts. Rio Grande is always in motion. Come along for the ride!