"Erin, we are really excited to have you on campus working with Sharon! The semi-recent uptick in interest in steel from contemporary metals artists has special implications for Touchstone. As you may know, Touchstone is home to the…"
Thanks for making the connection. If you ever feel like coming up to Northern Pennsylvania, please look me up. I'd love to show you around the art department here and introduce you to the other artists in the area. - Cappy
Hi Adam, good to meet you, I appreciate you reaching out to make a connection with me (and other regional artisans). I will check in to see what is going on at Touchstone & feel free to send any info my way. ~Laura
The blue steel is reclaimed material...it was part of a mechanism that would be picked up with a tow motor and used to tilt/pour a 55 gallon drum. I cut the useable pieces of steel out, worked the surface, drilled holes/filed them square/rectangle, etc. The other elements of the boxes are forged from reclaimed material (spline gears, etc.) as well.
Yes, I would be interested in teaching a workshop at Touchstone. I've taught at Penland, Peters Valley and Haystack...and I'm on the board of Haystack School. I've heard many positive things about the studios at Touchstone. Hopefully, we can work something out.