The Art of Metal Mesh Sculpture and Basketry

September 16, 2018 – September 22, 2018

Lanny Bergner

Students create biomorphic and geometric sculptural constructions out of metal mesh in this fun workshop. You will explore the myriad of form-making possibilities as you manipulate, cut and connect stainless steel, aluminum and bronze mesh. Demonstrations include unique techniques that students can use in their work, while exploring the fascinating world of “flame painting” by using a propane torch to draw/paint on stainless steel mesh. Participants will also learn wire wrapping and edging techniques and how to incorporate silicone caulk and glass frit into their meshwork designs. Open to all skill levels.


Lanny Bergner is a metal mesh sculptor. He was born in Anacortes, Washington and received his MFA in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art. His work is in numerous museum collections including the Seattle Art Museum and the Museum of Art and Design. In 2005, he received a Gold Prize at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale and in 2010, he was one of five American artists to exhibit in the prestigious 13th International Triennial of Tapestry in Łódź, Poland.

Lanny Bergner

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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