Forged Sculpture


Instructor: Patrick Quinn                                                                    

Level: Intermediate

Dates: September 7th-11th ( 9  a.m. – 5 p.m. )

*Tuition does not cover the cost of materials used for students’ own production

In this class students will explore the possibilities of joinery, isolated and manipulated mass, and the combination of those to create Sculpture. Emphasis will be placed on clean forgings, power hammer work, and joinery to develop sculptural ideas that will result in connecting multiple parts into a single unified work.

Graceful lines and tapers will be discussed and practiced on the power hammers. The use of set tools, striking, and shouldering will be practiced at the anvil to isolate mass and move material into desired places for connections.

Students will be encouraged to think of line and form three dimensionally in space, and face the challenge of how to develop several forgings connected with custom fasteners that relate spatially and proportionately to one another. Participants should come ready to experiment & problem solve.  The exercise of connecting sculptural forgings with traditional joinery is challenging and the main focus of this workshop.

Finishing your work will be covered and different patinations will be discussed and sampled. Surface treatment and textures within the material will be addressed, and the patinas reaction to such will be demonstrated.


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  •   Patrick Quinn has taught blacksmithing, fabrication, and tool making at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL), Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Hereford College of the Arts, and the Adirondack Folk School. He has demonstrated at various conferences such as ABANA and the California Blacksmith Association. With an MFA in blacksmithing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a BFA in sculpture from Alfred University, Patrick’s sculptural and functional works display a high level of craft and keen eye for detail.

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Private Room, Shared Room