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Metals A Summer Session 3

Metals Summer Session 3
June 19–July 1
Laurel Fulton
The Narrative Body

In this workshop we will explore storytelling using jewelry and objects as our language and the body as the site. With a focus on developing your conceptual, technical, and design vocabularies, we’ll begin with morning demonstrations, discussions, and exercises as a jumping-off point for our making. We will cover beginning to advanced metal fabrication incorporating alternative materials (steel, acrylic, and found objects), stone setting, chain making, findings, mechanisms, etching, and hydraulic forming. Our goal is to gain an understanding of how to visualize our stories along with technical knowledge of the materials we use to speak them into existence. All levels. Upper metals studio.

Visiting professor at Grand Valley State University (MI); former deputy director and digital workshop coordinator at Pocosin Arts (NC); other teaching: University of Georgia (GA), Pocosin Arts, Horizon High School (CO), John Mall High School (CO); residencies: Pocosin Arts, Haystack (ME).

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NOTE: This original instructor for this session was Kristin Mitsu Shiga. She is unable to teach this summer, and Laurel graciously agreed to lead the session. The workshop description has been modified.

Laurel Fulton, Filled Up with Nothing, Going Nowhere, cast and fabricated sterling silver, acrylic, steel, various dimensions; all together: 5 x 4 inches
Laurel Fulton, Filled Up with Nothing, Going Nowhere, cast and fabricated sterling silver, acrylic, steel, various dimensions; all together: 5 x 4 inches