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May Special Session Metals

Metals – May Special Session
May 1-6, 2022
Christine Clark
Wire: Weld, Weave, Work It!

Wire is an incredibly versatile material with simple properties and hundreds of creative possibilities. We’ll use it to explore processes such as micro-welding, weaving, creating decorative elements, chain making, finishes, and more. Working with black annealed steel wire, projects may include vessels, trivets, wall pieces, mobiles, and even jewelry. We’ll look at some historic examples of Slovakian tinkering masterpieces and everyday kitchen objects as inspiration for individual designs. Discover the magic that can be made from this unpretentious but remarkable material. All levels. Upper metals studio.

Note: This workshop takes place in a studio that has stairs that compromise access. It is made partially accessible by a stair lift.

Studio artist; co-owner of Ninety Twenty Studios (Portland, OR) teaching in-person and on-line metalsmithing and jewelry classes; former professor and head of metals at Oregon College of Art and Craft; Oregon Arts Commission fellowship; residencies: Kohler (WI), Ucross (WY); recent public art commission: Everett Public Library (WA); member of Nine Gallery (Portland, OR), an alternative art gallery that specializes in experimental and installation-based work (OR).

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NOTE: Ellen Wieske was originally scheduled to teach this workshop. She had to cancel and Christine Clark graciously agreed to step in.

work by Christine Clark
Christine Clark, Teapot, mild steel wire, 12 x 14 x 7 inches