Metals Summer Session 5
July 18 – August 2, 2021
Material Exploration: Bodies & Senses
This experimental workshop will focus on the exploration of materials to make objects that interact with the body. We’ll gather locally available materials—objects from nature, thrift store finds, etc.—and discover how sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch work with the shapes and materials of objects in the context of the body. We’ll cover basic metalsmithing, including sawing, filing, annealing, drilling, chain-making, and patina, and work with cold-connections, including riveting, tab constructions, and jump rings. We’ll also explore other craft fabrication methods such as sewing, knotting, and weaving. All levels. Upper metals studio.
Associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout; exhibitions: Fuller Craft Museum (MA), Museo del Gioiello (Italy); collections: Toledo Museum of Art (OH), Racine Art Museum (WI).