2 Nights: May 2nd & 9th, 6-9:30pm
Do you have scrap silver? Bits and pieces of wire and sheet that you don't know what to do with? Learn to recycle this material and make your own sheet and wire. Together the class will explore the pouring process and then alter the ingot shape through milling or drawing to produce a useful product. The first night you'll learn about the pouring process and rolling your ingot into sheet. The 2nd night we'll recap and learn how to roll wire via draw plates. Instead of buying new metal take the time to pour and create your own! It's a fun process and just as rewarding. Japanese alloys will also be introduced to add to your palette of metal choices.
Each student will melt, pour and roll their own ingot into sheet or wire. Bring clean (solder and oxidation free) scrap silver. Additional sterling silver scrap will be available for purchase. Once you have an understanding of the the process you may come back during Open Studio to utilize the tools and equipment to pour more ingots, and roll or draw your material down with the rolling mill.
Please note: If you need to cancel your registration for this workshop a full refund will only be given if you contact us one full month prior to the class. If you cancel with less than a months notice you will receive a credit for half of the workshop price to be used toward a future offering. If you cancel with less than a weeks notice no refund or credit will be given.
Biography: Linda Seebauer Hansen earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts form the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 1994, and Master of Fine Arts degree in metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1997. After completing her graduate degree she was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Wisconsin State Arts Board and became a member of MetalPeople Studio in Madison, WI. She was a visiting instructor at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and Madison, and Milwaukee Area Technical College. In 2004, she accepted a position as Art Metals Department Head at the Worcester Center for Crafts, MA, and received the Barrett Morgan Award for exemplary leadership and teaching. In 2007, she moved to Minnesota to pursue directing a comprehensive education program for a Minneapolis based non-profit arts organization. In 2014, she was the recipient of a scholarship to attend the Women’s Art Institute (WAI) at St. Catherine’s University, and in 2015 she was invited back as a Teaching Assistant. Also in 2015, she completed a Winter Residency and was selected for a Summer Studio Assistantship at the Penland School of Crafts, NC.
Currently, Linda is exhibiting at a variety of local and regional shows. In addition to her metal work, Linda is pursuing oil painting with cold wax medium and combining this new medium with sculpture.