Raise your cup high
with David Clemons
May 26-29, 2016
Workshop Description: Within this workshop students will primarily focus on making small cups in pewter. Attention will be given to critical design elements: form, texture, rims, handles, and ergonomics. Additional vessels and
tabletop objects will also be considered. Pewter sheet and linear stock forming, casting, and fabrication through soldering and welding, will be covered in the execution of projects in the class. Various simple mold making techniques and materials including, silicone, plaster, and wood will be used to create elements to add interest to the forms created through forming and fabrication.
A basic understanding of Metalsmithing tools and techniques would be helpful. Though the class is appropriate for beginners, participants should have a basic ability to acquire and appropriately apply information utilizing tools and chemicals in a safe method.
Bio: David is originally from El Paso, Texas and spent much of his early life in Austin. He currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received his MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from San Diego State University. His work embraces the craft of Metalsmithing and it’s collected history of techniques and objects as a means to communicate ideas. The resulting objects rendered in metal, mixed media, and hand made illustrated artist books are vehicles to discuss racial identity, prompting discussion about the development of racial identity and the impact mass media has on its development.