Time & Location
Sep 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – Sep 19, 2022, 10:00 AM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
Three Day Workshop: Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Class meets September 17, In Studio
Skills Level: All
Tuition: $620 (Log in for membership discount prices)
Materials fee: $10 for copper and tool steel. Additional materials list below.
Description: This three day workshop is about sculpting metal directly to create reliefs in a small scale. The reliefs can be used in little sculptures and jewelry. It is a wonderful process and great things can be made, objects with form, interesting texture and fine detail. This method utilizes the metal to the fullest, and is a major component in all of instructor Linda Kindler Priest's works.
Linda will be teaching you her process, where you will learn the basics of how to move and control metal by intensely working both sides with finely shaped tools, a hammer, and a pitch bowl. The result will be beautiful sculptural reliefs. Linda will take you through three different projects specifically designed to teach you how to manipulate metal in a controlled fashion to get desired reults. You will also learn how to work with and make your own tools, and reshape purchased tools. This course will challange you, assist you, and give you ideas for what to create in the future.
Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic jewelry construction and annealing would be helpful.
-Students can purchase their materials for this workshop here.
-Important: Students must prep their pitch bowls prior to the first class. Students should come to the studio on Friday, September 16th, to prep their pitch bowls with their classmates under the supervision of a Metalworkers Guild instuctor. If a student cannot attend the prep date please contact LexArt and we will arrange another date for you to come in.
-A $10 materials fee for copper and tool steel will be separately invoiced to students.
About the instructor: Linda Kindler Priest is a master craftsperson who makes and sells one-of-a-kind wearable sculptures. She is a graduate of the school of the Museum of Fine Arts and taught there for decades. Her work is featured and mentioned in numerous articles and magazines, and she has pieces in three permanent museum collections. Her pieces are also in galleries throughout the United States, including the Aaron Faber Gallery in New York and the Facèré Gallery in Seattle. This year she has won the excellence in jewelry award at both the American Craft Made show in Baltimore and the 40th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show.