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Metals Spring Concentration

Metals Spring Concentration
March 8 – May 1, 2020
Suzanne Pugh

We’ll take a journey of deep investigation into metal fabrication and forming techniques—with a detour into lost-wax casting—as we pursue perfect, odd, and perfectly odd objects. Students will follow individual but guided investigations as they make objects of curiosity: containers, small sculptures, belt buckles, and other specimens to fill their metaphorical cabinets of wonder. Technical information will include soldering, cold connections, scoring and bending, simple raising, hydraulic forming, stone setting, chasing and repoussé, and lost-wax casting. Lola Brooks will join us for a week to share her expertise in fabricating hollow forms over an investment core. Expect to finish many pieces during these eight weeks while staying open to experimentation and play. All levels. Note: This studio has steps that compromise accessibility. Code S00MA

Studio artist; teaching: former associate professor and head of metals at City College of San Francisco, University of Georgia Cortona Program (Italy), Peters Valley (NJ), Metalwerx (MA); exhibitions: Velvet da Vinci (CA), Five Pins Project (CA), HYART Gallery (WI), work published in The Metalsmith’s Book of Boxes and Lockets and Chasing and Repoussé (both Brynmorgen Press).

We regret that we had to cut this workshop short due to the current pandemic. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

Suzanne Pugh, "Great Basin," sterling silver, 3 x 2 x 2 inches