Instructor: Erica Moody
Level: Beginner – Experienced
Dates: May 24th- 28th, ( 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. )
Combining jewelry and larger metalwork fabrication techniques, we will explore ways to create metal utensils of mostly brass, copper, and steel. Through demonstrations and experimentation, students will have the opportunity to make one or more of their own eating and/or serving utensils – for practical use or for pure sculptural concept.
Techniques encouraged can include cold and hot forming (hand forging, stock removal, dapping, forming over shapes), cold connections (riveting, wrapping), finishing (angle grinding, hand filing, burnishing), combining different materials (different metals and/or materials found or brought in such as wood/bone/scrap metal etc.).
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- Erica turned from fine art to the fine building trades when she started working alongside a metal sculptor and fabricator for several years in Boston in 1994. Since 2001 she has run her own studio providing custom metalwork commissions to architects and designers, and in 2016 began adding her own design line of fine crafted serving wares. Teaching invitations include Penland School of Craft, Woodenboat School, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Erica lives in Midcoast Maine.