Iron – Spring Short Session
April 28-May 3, 2024 (4 Studio Days)
Addison de Lisle
Leaf it to Me: Botanical Candlesticks
Candlesticks are a great way to explore the sculptural potential of ironwork while keeping a toe in the functional world. This workshop will walk students through the process of forging botanical-style candlesticks that take advantage of the organic qualities of forged iron. Along the way we’ll get comfortable with using forge-welding to make visually exciting pieces from simple parts. Other blacksmithing techniques will include drawing down, bending, upsetting, hot cutting, and drifting. This workshop will be of use to beginners looking to develop their technique as well as experienced students interested in pushing their design skills. All levels.
Studio artist; former professor of blacksmithing at American College of Building Arts (SC); workshop teaching: Haystack (ME), Appalachian Center for Craft (TN), Center for Metal Arts (PA), University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale; exhibitions; Metal Museum (TN), Institute for Contemporary Art (ME), Wayne Art Center (PA).
Scholarship application deadline is August 15.
Regular enrollment begins October 2.