Metals Summer Session 3
June 19–July 1
Hydraulic Press: Symbols and Specimens
This workshop will use the hydraulic press as a central tool to form metal. Hydraulic-press forming often requires simplification or modification of forms; we will explore how these technical considerations can be used to create symbolic languages. As we develop designs, we’ll consider historic objects like ex votos, talismans, relics, and lockets as well as contemporary objects and jewelry. Students will experiment with combinations of silhouette dies, cast resin dies, carved acrylic dies, and pancake cutting dies. Working with these tools and inspirations, students will produce specimens, samples, experiments, and small-scale works. All levels. Lower metals studio.
Associate professor at Wayne State University; other teaching: Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University (RI), Penland, Pocosin Arts (NC); collections: Renwick Gallery (DC), Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam).