Enriching lives through art and craft

Episode 15 – Elizabeth Belz

In the continuing series of conversations with Arrowmont’s current Artists-in-Residence, this week we talk to Elizabeth Belz. Elizabeth is a blacksmith, educator and metal artist who utilizes steel to capture people’s attention. Elizabeth has worked in metal since 2016 and took a non-traditional educational path that was an accumulation of short workshops, a craft internship, a two-year blacksmithing apprenticeship at the Metal Museum in Memphis, – https://www.metalmuseum.org/ – artist residencies and a Creative Catalyst Fellowship at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC – https://www.folkschool.org/.

Elizabeth Belz is a blacksmith, educator and metal artist who utilizes steel to capture people’s attention. Through a meticulous process involving hot metal forging and cold fabrication processes, Elizabeth is able to bring cold steel to life. Elizabeth has worked in metal since 2016 and took a non-traditional educational path that was an accumulation of short workshops, a craft internship, a two-year blacksmithing apprenticeship (Metal Museum), artist residencies and a Creative Catalyst Fellowship at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.

You can see more of Elizabeth’s work here – https://www.elizabethbelz.com/work – and more about the Arrowmont AIR’s here: https://www.arrowmont.org/announcing-2021-2022-air/.

We also, of course, talk about Penland School of Craft, North House Folk School, Pine Needles Residency, and Austin Forging Competition (links down below).

penland.org

https://northhouse.org/

https://www.smm.org/scwrs/programs/artist

https://www.smm.org/scwrs/programs/artist


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