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The Art of Metal Mesh Sculpture and Basketry

November 14 - 19, 2021

Lanny Bergner  ·  lannybergner.com

Workshop at a glance

Explore flame painting on stainless steel mesh and learn how to make biomorphic and geometric constructions out of metal mesh in this sculptural basketry workshop.


  • Sculpture out of metal mesh
  • Flame painting
  • Wire wrapping


  • Various metals, wire, and mesh
  • Silicone caulk and glass frit
  • Propane torch


  • Geometric metal sculptures
  • Wrapping and edging techniques with wire meshwork designs

Artist Bio

Lanny Bergner is a full-time mixed media installation, fiber and sculptural basketry artist who maintains his studio near Anacortes, Washington. He received his MFA in Sculpture from the Tyler School of Art. His work can be found at the Seattle Art Museum and the Museum of Art and Design. In 2005, Bergner received a Gold Prize at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale and 2010 he was one of five American artists to exhibit in the prestigious 13th International Triennial of Tapestry in Łódź, Poland.
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Workshop Description

Students will create biomorphic and geometric sculptural constructions out of metal mesh. You will discover the myriad of form making possibilities by manipulating, cutting, and connecting stainless steel, aluminum, and brass mesh. Participants will also explore the world of flame painting by using a propane torch to draw/paint on stainless steel mesh. The techniques covered in class include wire wrapping and edging techniques and how to incorporate silicone caulk and glass frit into your meshwork designs. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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