REGISTRATION BEGINS: January 13, 2022 at 12:00pm

One of seven courses available for the May 12 – 15, 2022 MCA Weekend Workshop @ Haystack

Forging & Fabricating Utensils

Instructor: Erica Moody
Haystack Studio: Blacksmithing
Materials Fee: TBD
Enrollment Limit: 10
Level: All Levels
Class Description:

This workshop will be about exploring ways of moving and forming hot & cold metal sheet and rod into eating utensils. Through demonstrations and experimentation, students will have the opportunity to make one or more of their own eating and/or serving utensils – for practical use or for pure sculptural concept. Material provided will be steel and brass rod and sheet. Techniques encouraged can include cutting, drilling, cold and hot forming (forging, sinking, forming, bending, looping), cold connections (riveting), finishing and detailing (angle grinding, hand filing, burnishing), combining different materials (different metals and/or materials found or brought in such as wood/bone/scrap metal etc.). All levels.

About the Instructor-

Erica Moody is a metal craftsman working in midcoast Maine, where she cultivates her line of forged and fabricated serving utensils and continues her craft’s foundation of fabricating custom metal commissions for architects and designers, such as furniture and hardware. Erica teaches metalworking classes and workshops at locations such as Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Penland School of Crafts, Center for Metal Arts, and The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Her utensils have been featured in publications such as Bon Appetit, Saveur, Metalsmith, Maine Home & Design, New Yorker’s The Cut.