Metals Summer Session 5
Cast in Stone: Tufa Casting for Jewelry
In this workshop students will learn to carve tufa–a soft volcanic stone–to create molds for direct-pour casting in bronze or silver. We’ll look at the rich history of this process and explore its unique properties and limitations through a series of technical demos that will include the casting process itself, basic soldering and fabrication, and iterative design. Students can expect to complete a number of castings, and we’ll end the session with a pin trade. All levels. Lower metals studio.
Assistant professor at Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe); other teaching: Center for Craft (NC), Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle), Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (Santa Fe), Oklahoma State University; Windgate-Lamar Fellow, Smelser-Vallion Visiting Artist; publications: Ornament, Lapidary Journal, Jewelry Artist, Art Jewelry Forum; representation: Form & Concept (Santa Fe).