Mass Isolation: Collaborative Sculpture


Instructor: Zack Noble
Level: All Skill Levels
Dates: September 12th – 16th ( 9  a.m. – 5 p.m. )

     This will be a collaborative sculpture build class. We will be building a sculpture designed by Zack Noble for the grounds of Center for Metal Arts. The class will focus on hand and hammer forging techniques to accomplish the goal.

     In this class we will follow models by Jake James and Claudio Bottero that utilize small teams or individuals to forge parts of the final piece. Once we have our parts ready, we will use a collaborative effort to put it all together as a larger team. The facilities at CMA allow for some larger sections of steel to be manipulated giving us a chance to push some boundaries.

     I have been using industrial forging techniques in my current work to realize simple but bold forms. With this collaborative effort I am hoping to push my own boundaries and yours. Experienced to novice level accepted for this class.

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Zack Noble – My current work involves stretching and expanding on traditional techniques in an effort to create modern designs with a focus on craftsmanship. I make sculptural, functional, and architectural work and enjoy challenging myself with each new project. My work can be found in or around clients homes from Florida to New York to Main Street Telluride, Colorado. I have been published in several books including Dona Meilach’s “Ironwork Today: Inside & Out” and Matthew S. Clarke’s “From Fire to Form”. I have taught at Penland School of Crafts, Peter’s Valley Craft Center, John C. Campbell Folk School, and have demonstrated nationally. I run my shop in Asheville, North Carolina and I live with my wife and our three children.


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