July 25 - 30, 2021
Joshua Shorey · joshshorey.com
Workshop at a glance
Experience a foundational introduction to common methods of working with steel as an art and craft medium, with a strong emphasis on welding.
- Metal and steel working
- Welding, basic forging, hot bending, and cold working
- Shape, connect, grind and finish steel
- Various steel bars and tubing
- Welding materials
- Steel and metal working as a sculptural medium
- Basic forging for industrial design
Joshua Shorey is an artist and furniture designer in Knoxville, Tennessee. He earned his MFA in Sculpture from The University of Tennessee in 2017. Shorey owns and operates BAPO Design in Knoxville, a custom furniture and sculpture studio specializing in woodworking, steel fabrication, and precious metal casting.
This workshop will explore industrial steel and metal working as a sculptural medium. Students will learn and experiment with the technical and artistic uses of steel, including welding, basic forging, hot bending, and cold working techniques. You will use a variety of manual and power tools to shape, connect, grind and finish steel. Participants with an interest in sculpture, furniture making, industrial design, blacksmithing, or automotive crafts will leave class having made large scale, durable, and inexpensive structures. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600 · materials list
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