Iron

Iron Workshops at Penland

 

Penland offers 1 to 8-week workshops taught by visiting instructors in our well-equipped studios. Class topics include traditional blacksmithing, forging and forming steel and iron, metal sculpture, working with found metal, finishing techniques, and more. Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.

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NOTE: Participation in Penland workshops currently requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please read our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines document.

NOTE: Participation in Penland workshops currently requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please read our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines document.

Iron Spring Concentration
March 5 – April 28, 2023 (8 Weeks)
Stephen Yusko
Forged and Finished

Participants in this workshop will create objects that balance the industrial history of steel with a gracefulness of form. Building on a solid base of fundamental forging, forming and fabricating techniques, students will expand their visual vocabulary through creative problem solving and by exploring inventive uses of material. Techniques covered will include pattern and texture development, sheet and hollow forming, tube and pipe forging, hot and cold connections and finishing. All levels.

Studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Cleveland Institute of Art, Peters Valley (NJ), Touchstone (PA); residencies: SUNY Purchase (NY), San Diego State University (CA); Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Excellence Award (OH); Cuyahoga County Creative Workforce Fellowship (OH); exhibitions: Metal Museum (TN), FORGE, International traveling exhibition (UK and USA); publications: 500 Metal Vessels (Lark), Metalsmith SNAG JAMS, American Craft. 

stephenyusko.com | @stephenyuskostudios

Stephen Yusko, Gilson Box, forged, machined, and fabricated steel, 5 x 3 x 3 inches
Stephen Yusko, Gilson Box, forged, machined, and fabricated steel, 5 x 3 x 3 inches