METALS SUMMER SESSION 2
JUNE 4–16, 2023
This workshop will explore the idea of the hybrid through the medium of lost-wax casting. We’ll look at families of objects and discuss their histories and how to alter their narrative and function by interfering with their form. By combining wax with organic objects, plastic parts, and other combustible, small-scale found objects, we’ll create metal pieces that bring disparate elements together. Techniques will include centrifugal and vacuum casting, basic metal alloying, embedding gemstones, alginate molds, simple press molds, casting metal onto or into existing metal objects, and combining casting with fabrication to further hybridize our forms. All levels. Upper metals studio.
Studio artist; teaching: Sacramento City College (CA), California State University-Sacramento; American Craft Council Searchlight Fellow; exhibitions: Shibumi Gallery (CA), The Studio Gallery (San Francisco), Petaluma Art Center (CA), Facèré Jewelry Gallery (Seattle), Velvet da Vinci (San Francisco), Galerie Louis Smit (Amsterdam), Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston); publications: CAST (Schiffer), 500 Wedding Rings (Lark), 500 Enameled Objects (Lark).