September 25th - September 29th

Forging As Surface Design

Workshop Overview

Materials Included

Much of blacksmithing focuses on linear design, forging tapers, scrolls, and other forms from lengths of material. The surface plane provides a different plane for experimentation. In this class, students will use hand- and power- hammering techniques to create surface patterns and designs on square tiles. Other shop tools such as grinders, drill presses, and burs. Together, we’ll experiment and share designs that interrupt the planar surface to create organic or geometric patterns. The resulting square tiles can be made into simple containers, reserved for use as decorative elements in future projects, or combined to create a grid pattern on the wall. Each student will contribute one tile toward a class project.


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Meet the Instructor

Rebekah Frank

Rebekah Frank received her Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas State University in 2010. Her chosen material is steel, a fascination discovered through a challenge received when she was 18. Her creative practice has focused on that material ever since, working as…

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