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Iron Summer Session 4

Iron Summer Session 4
July 4-15, 2021
Vivian Beer & Hannah Vaughan 
Design on Fire

This workshop will focus on using design concepts and craft methodologies to develop each student’s creative voice in metal furniture. We’ll cover drafting and modeling at scale and numerous metal fabrication techniques, including pattern making, welding, hollow construction, jig making, forging, hand-hammer control, use of the hydraulic press and slip roller, and a varied use of abrasives for finishing and surface development. The workshop will also include slide presentations, group critiques, quick ideation exercises, constant use of the sketchbook, and discussions of proportion, ergonomics, style, history, and material experimentation. Whether your goals are sculptural, functional, technical, or conceptual, the iron shop will be your creative laboratory. All levels.

Vivian: studio artist, furniture designer; teaching: Haystack (ME), Penland; USArtists fellowship; residencies: Museum of Glass (WA), Air and Space Museum (DC), Penland Resident Artist Program; collections: Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Brooklyn Museum, cities of Portland (MA), Cambridge (MA), and Arlington (VA). Hannah: furniture, product, architectural designer; designed headquarters of BOLT (San Francisco); products in museum gift shops including Henry Ford Museum (MI); furniture designs in galleries in Chicago and Boston.  |  @vivian_beer  |  @hannahvaughanstudio

white metal bench with curved forms
Vivian Beer, "Twin Engine," formed/fabricated steel, automotive paint, 26 x 23 x 102 inches
angular chair from rusted sheet metal
Hannah Vaughan, "Remnant Series Rusted," steel, rust, 28 x 19 x 34 inches