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Metals B Summer Session 3

JUNE 18–30, 2023
Klara Eriksson
To Break the Fast: Utensils for Occasions

Eating is a ritual: the morning meal, for instance, is a moment to collect your thoughts and prepare for a new day. In this workshop, we’ll make eating utensils; they might be utilitarian pieces and/or symbolic objects. We’ll also address how metal behaves when we use it for eating. What taste does the metal have? How does it work in practice? Together we’ll explore the ritual of eating, make new work based on that concept, and reflect on our work as conversation pieces. At the end of the workshop you will have made tactile discoveries and have new insight into what kind of utensils may bring food to your mouth and how metal can be used to create shared eating experiences. We’ll cover basic metalsmithing techniques (sawing, forming, etc.) and work mostly with copper and brass—with silver as an option. Some prior metalsmithing experience will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. Lower metals studio.

Studio artist at LOD Metallformgivning (Sweden) since 1999, program director for metal/silversmithing at Leksands Folkhögskola (Sweden); Design S Award (Sweden); collections: Swedish Public Art Agency, Swedish National Museum, Röhss Museum (Sweden). | @klaraeriksson_metal

Klara Eriksson, The Lunch, mostly silver; photograph Christian Habetzeder
Klara Eriksson, The Lunch, mostly silver; photograph Christian Habetzeder