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Sense of Place: Making Places, Boxes Metal and More

October 9 - 14, 2022

Mary Hettmansperger  ·  maryhetts.com

Workshop at a glance

A creative exploration into making art and exploring techniques in metalwork, weaving, collage, and more.


  • Weaving
  • Encaustic
  • Mixed materials and media
  • Metalwork, sculpture, and jewelry


  • Metal, fiber, encaustic, paint, and fabric
  • Wood and found items


  • At least one hand made box they create
  • Multiple projects and techniques

Artist Bio

Mary Hettmansperger is the owner of Gallery 64 in Wabash, Indiana. She has taught internationally for over 30 years in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the U.K. and Singapore. She conducted workshops at Arrowmont, Penland School of Craft, and at national and regional Fiber Conferences, craft schools, and private Guilds. Hettmansperger produced three DVDs on surface design and jewelry for Interweave.
Arrowmont Connections

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Workshop Description

In this workshop students learn how to incorporate low tech metalsmith techniques, weaving, paper, and collage, encaustic and a variety of surfaces that can cross over to be used in many disciplines of artwork. Metal work, weaving techniques, and a variety of surface embellishments and design applications are covered. Participants have the option of making jewelry, paper and book arts, fabric and art quilts, mixed media and collage, or sculpture and basketry. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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