Cabin Fever Reliever XVII

Bob Ebendorf




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Lost And Found: Our Personal Voice

February 16-19, 2017

Students will discuss using color and collage as a design tool while exploring a wide range of concepts pertaining to personal adornment and the narrative object. Using traditional and alternative material: silver, copper, wire, recycled materials, and found objects, students will fashion objects of personal importance, expression and adornment. Through demonstrations and hands-on projects, participants discover the methods of selection, integration and assembly inherent to a range of materials. The class includes demonstrations with time for individual attention.

Experienced Beginner Level (sawing, filing, soldering)

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Born in Topeka, Kansas, Robert Ebendorf received his BFA in 1960 and his MFA in 1962.  Following graduation, he received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the State Schoool of Applied Arts and Crafts in Norway. A decorated instructor, Bob has taught at the Univeristy of Georgia, the State University of New York at New Paltz, East Carolina University in North Carolina, from which he recently retired, and held a Guest Professorship at the University of West England in Bristol, UK. He has been awarded the American Craft Council Fellowship, the 2010 North Carolina Governors Award and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from SNAG.  The Smithsonian Institution invited him to participate in its Archives of American Art oral History Program, and recently acquired all of his papers, photographs, drawings and models from his life and extensive career.


“The creativity of my jewelry lies not simply in the intellectual repositioning of familiar objects, but in more physical transformations of material, that in the end, astonish the viewer.” – Bob Ebendorf