Over the years, at trade shows all over the country, I’ve had the privilege of watching Bill Fretz use his hammers and stakes to turn sheets of metal into extraordinary, textured forms. At least as exciting as the process itself is the reaction he gets. Crowds of spectators surround his bench, eyes open wide and jaws agape at what’s happening. Invariably, they always say one thing:
You should do a video.
Earlier this year, Bill took a break from his busy schedule to sit down in the studio at Interweave and make two DVDs in which he shows off some of the techniques that draw crowds at tradeshows and make his workshops such a hit.
In this clip from the first Fretz DVD, Bill demonstrates texturing with his “Raw Silk” hammer: