IRON SUMMER SESSION 2
JUNE 4–16, 2023
Forging and Fabricating Utensils
We’ll combine basic forging, metal fabrication, and jewelry techniques as we create utensils, mostly of brass, copper, and steel. Demonstrations and experimentation will give students the opportunity to make their own eating and/or serving utensils for practical use or as sculpture. Depending on student interests, techniques covered may include cold and hot forming (forging, sanding, cutting, sinking), cold and hot connections (riveting, wrapping, silver soldering, brazing), finishing (sanding, hand-filing, texturing, burnishing), and combining materials (different metals and/or found materials such as wood, bone, scrap metal, etc.). All levels.
Studio artist, architectural metals fabrication shop owner; teaching: Haystack (ME), Center for Metal Arts (PA), Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design (MA), Woodenboat School (ME); Haystack Open Studio Residency; exhibitions: Penland Gallery, Haystack Gallery (ME), Meeler Gallery (ME), CRAFT Gallery (ME), The Bascom (NC).