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Iron Summer Session 2

Iron Summer Session 2
June 6-17, 2021
Andrew Meers
Solid State: Introduction to Pattern Welding

In this workshop students will become familiar with forge welding as they develop patterned billets and use them to design and create Damascus objects. We’ll begin with basic Damascus patterning and forge-welding. Then we’ll move through advanced forge welding and on to complex patterning and finishing techniques. The workshop will focus on patterning fundamentals and cover a variety of styles, including twisting, laddering, bias forging, multi-bar composites, and mosaics. All levels. 

Studio artist; American Bladesmith Society Mastersmith; teaching: Peters Valley (NJ), Touchstone (PA), New England School of Metalwork (ME), Penland; awards: B.R. Hughes Award; residencies: Metal Museum (TN), Penland Resident Artist Program; exhibitions: Penland Gallery, Metal Museum, North American Mokume Artist Exhibition (Japan).

intricately patterned blade
Andrew Meers, "River Garnet," steel, enamel, glass, silver, 12 x 6 x 1/4 inches