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Iron Spring Concentration

Iron Spring Concentration
March 5 – April 28, 2023 (8 Weeks)
Stephen Yusko
Forged and Finished

Participants in this workshop will create objects that balance the industrial history of steel with a gracefulness of form. Building on a solid base of fundamental forging, forming and fabricating techniques, students will expand their visual vocabulary through creative problem solving and by exploring inventive uses of material. Techniques covered will include pattern and texture development, sheet and hollow forming, tube and pipe forging, hot and cold connections and finishing. All levels.

Studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Cleveland Institute of Art, Peters Valley (NJ), Touchstone (PA); residencies: SUNY Purchase (NY), San Diego State University (CA); Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Excellence Award (OH); Cuyahoga County Creative Workforce Fellowship (OH); exhibitions: Metal Museum (TN), FORGE, International traveling exhibition (UK and USA); publications: 500 Metal Vessels (Lark), Metalsmith SNAG JAMS, American Craft. 

stephenyusko.com | @stephenyuskostudios

Stephen Yusko, Gilson Box, forged, machined, and fabricated steel, 5 x 3 x 3 inches
Stephen Yusko, Gilson Box, forged, machined, and fabricated steel, 5 x 3 x 3 inches
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Iron Fall Concentration

IRON FALL CONCENTRATION
October 2 – November 11, 2022
Thomas Campbell
Fabrication: Volume I

This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of steel fabrication with an emphasis on design: both functional and sculptural. We’ll begin with exercises and assignments emphasizing proper fabrication technique, design, critical thinking, and problem solving. We’ll build off of these exercises weekly, establishing a skillset that will support personal exploration. Demonstrations will include, but not be limited to, technical drawing and layout, basic sheet-forming, MIG and TIG welding, grinding, sanding, finish work, and patination. Students will leave with new skills and a thorough understanding of steel fabrication. All levels. Note: This is not a forging workshop. 

Studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Penland; residencies: Penland Core Fellowship; exhibitions: Blue Spiral 1 (NC), Signature Gallery (GA), MINT Museum (NC), Metal Museum (TN); representation: Blue Spiral 1, CultureObject (NY); collections: University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

thomascampbellcraft.com | @thomas_campbell

Thomas Campbell, Sweep, steel, 34 x 17 x 7 inches
Thomas Campbell, Sweep, steel, 34 x 17 x 7 inches
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Fall Short Session Iron

IRON SHORT SESSION
September 25 – 30, 2022
(Four studio days)
Anna Koplik
Spoons, Spatulas, and More!

Learn how to make hand-forged spoons, spatulas, and other utensils. We’ll cover the basics of forging, forming, bending, and riveting steel and brass. Students will be encouraged to explore various decorative techniques and designs as they make their own unique and functional hand-forged objects. This beginning level workshop will be great for those new to blacksmithing or for people with some prior forging experience who want to build skills.

Artist fellow at Peters Valley (NJ); journeyman architectural blacksmith, tool and utensil maker; teaching: Touchstone (PA), Peters Valley (NJ), Haystack (ME), Center for Metal Arts (PA), Brookfield (CT), She-Weld (NY), Dragons Breath Forge (CT).

annarkoplik.com | @arkoplik 

Anna Koplik, BBQ Fork, steel, 15-1/2 x 2 inches
Anna Koplik, BBQ Fork, steel, 15-1/2 x 2 inches