Metals Summer Session 5
July 19 – August 4, 2020
Material Exploration: Bodies & Senses
This experimental workshop will focus on the exploration of nontraditional materials to make objects for the body. We’ll gather locally-available materials—things 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, and other craft fabrication methods, such as sewing, knotting, and weaving. All levels. Note: This studio has stairs that compromise access; it is made partially accessible by a stair lift. Code 05MA
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).