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Metals B Summer Session 5

Metals Summer Session 5
July 17–29
Brian Fleetwood
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).

Gallery

Brian Fleetwood, Crinoid Stem Brooches, sterling silver, bronze, dimensions vary
Brian Fleetwood, Crinoid Stem Brooches, sterling silver, bronze, dimensions vary