The Art of the Smoosh

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The Art of the Smoosh

235.00

smoosh

verb (used with object), Informal.

1. to mash or push, especially to push down or in; compress

In this one day workshop students will learn the basics of upsetting and compressing steel onto itself. After a few simple exercises, forging under the powerhammer will emphasized. Our goal will be to create a simple candle holder, incense holder, paper weight or similar "smooshed" object. Limit 4 students.

Saturday, October 14th, 10am - 5pm. $235, materials included.

Location: Smith Shop, 1401 Vermont St., Detroit, MI 48216

Instructor Biography: 

Gabriel Craig has been a metalsmith for 14 years, starting his career as a jeweler and gradually becoming interested in larger and more varied metalworking techniques. His work is often influenced by medieval and gothic ornament and architecture. Gabriel’s work has been exhibited nationally including exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR. He has held artist residencies at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Warren Wilson College. Gabriel received his BFA in Metals/ Jewelry from Western Michigan University and his MFA in Jewelry and Metalworking from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

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