Marc Maiorana
Coat Hook SM

$54.00

Coat Hook (Small)
Forged and fabricated steel
4 x 1.25 x 2.25 in.
Item #FG120-02

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Description

Formed steel coat hook with a ribbon feel, includes matching hardware.

Iron Design – the shaping of steel into inviting and unique articles. Contrary to popular belief, modern day usage of iron is more accurately steel. Familiar terms such as “wrought” and “forged” describe how iron and iron goods were made and continue to be common descriptions of formed steel products. In many ways, Maiorana‚Äôs studio is similar to the ages-old iron workshop, yet updated with a number of modern technical conveniences. He uses heat, hammers, and hydraulics to form steel stock; pencil, clay, and wire to draft and model new designs.

Artist Info

Marc Maiorana originally learned blacksmithing from his father and earned a BFA in Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He was a resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts (NC) and has taught at Marywood University (PA), Peters Valley Craft Center (NJ), Penland School of Crafts (NC), Yestermorrow Design Build School (VT), and Haystack School of Crafts (ME). Marc has exhibited at the Museum of Design Atlanta, National Ornamental Metals Museum (TN) and the Kentucky and Mobile (AL) Museums of Art. His work has been published in five books of contemporary metalwork, and featured in periodicals, including American Craft, Gourmet, Dwell, Food and Wine, Metalsmith, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Maiorana was awarded a Professional Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and his work exhibited and permanently acquired by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His commissions include the Southeast Center of Contemporary Art, Duke University, and the Renwick Gallery. You can see one of Maiorana’s elegant handrails on Penland School’s campus.