One of seven courses available for the May 12 – 15, 2022 MCA Weekend Workshop @ Haystack
This workshop is FULL with a WAITLIST
Forging & Fabricating Utensils
Instructor: Erica Moody
Haystack Studio: Blacksmithing
Materials Fee: $75.00
Enrollment Limit: 10
Level: All Levels
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. The materials 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.).
Core materials used in this workshop will be supplied by the instructor and covered under the $75.00 materials fee. Students are encouraged to bring collected materials that they may want to include in their objects (wood, bone, scrap metal, found objects).
Additionally, students should expect to bring:
– A sketchbook and pencil
– Utensils used for inspiration and discussion
– Small needle file set
– Metal marking scribe
– 6″ flex metal ruler
– Safety equipment you know that fits you well (leather palmed gloves, hearing protection, safety goggles, apron, closed-toed shoes (of natural materials)
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.