Brian Ferrell
  • Jeannette, PA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

Brian Ferrell's Friends

  • Society for Contemporary Craft
  • Adam Kenney
  • Revere Academy
  • Adam Joseph Kessler
  • Lenore Lampi
  • Cappy  Counard
  • Sue Amendolara
  • Roger Humbert
  • Sean Macmillan
  • Ana M. Lopez
  • Paul Bierker
  • Sharon Massey
  • Ross Annels
  • Alicia Jane Boswell
  • Anthony Scheffler
 

Brian Ferrell's Page

Brian Ferrell's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Profile Information

Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Jeannette PA
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Assistant Professor of Art at Seton Hill University, Greensburg PA.
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
The work that I create varies in size from objects that can be held in the hand, to objects that hold or support. They are sculpturally functional objects that blend asymmetrical geometry with the interaction of basic shapes to create gradual alterations in composition. These pieces rely on subtleties, as line and shape intersect in careful transitions of form. The curves, edges, and tapers inherent create an uncluttered overall composition within the context of the initial purpose of the object.

Metal and wood are used to build a path of exploration between lines and surfaces, which draw the eye from one nuance to another to create a rhythm of intricate detail, and open space. This juxtaposition of space and subtlety ultimately becomes a dialogue of visual and physical balance between precariousness and stability. My pieces are fading, segmented landscapes, where delicately changing planes build a complex architecture around a minimal form.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.brianferrelldesigns.com

Solo Exhibition at Fallingwater- Summer 2008

Comment Wall (11 comments)

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

At 1:58pm on February 3, 2011, Deborrah Daher said…
Your pieces are lovely - especially like the cordial cups, satiny metal and warm wood in soft shapes…very nice stuff!
At 7:17pm on June 5, 2010, Cappy Counard said…
Hi Brian. Great to see you again at Luke and Eloy. Enjoyed our conversation and I hope to cross paths again soon....maybe at Sean's in a couple of weeks?
At 6:27am on April 11, 2010, Brigitte Martin said…
Thank you very much for your memership payment and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through April 15, 2012.

Enjoy crafthaus !
At 11:19am on March 23, 2010, Sue Amendolara said…
Congratulations on the article. The work looks beautiful as always.
At 8:42am on October 2, 2009, Paul Bierker said…
Hey Man stopped By Luke and Eloy- Your stuff is Great!
At 7:04pm on July 27, 2009, Tricia Harding said…
Brian - Congrats on your show! You rock!
At 5:54pm on January 14, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
The other day a young furniture maker was at the gallery, Matthew Nauman, who studies at IUP. He told me he had once been to a lecture you held at IUP (I think) and was very impressed. Unfortunetaly, he cannot come to the opening this Saturday for you to meet him but I'm sure he'll be at your opening in Sep.

In case you'd like to look at his website and get in touch with him:
www.matthewnauman.com

though he'll probably show up at crafthaus soon .... :-)
At 5:27pm on January 14, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Kat Cole visited the gallery today and I told her about your upcoming show ;-)
At 10:39am on December 16, 2008, Chihiro Makio said…
Hi Brian,

It's an honor to share the show with you. I think our work will fill the gallery nicely together! I look forward to seeing all your work in September. That will be very inspiring- your work have beautiful forms!
At 6:13pm on December 13, 2008, Brigitte Martin said…
Brian:

Great to see you here ;-)

Once you get settled here, please take a look at Tom Loeser's page (Tom is just 2 "members" ahead of you.). Tom is currently featured on the front page of American Craft together with a fabulous article.

Best, Brigitte

Brian Ferrell's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Michael Logan Woodle liked Brian Ferrell's photo
Sep 24, 2013
Brian Ferrell's video was featured

Craft in Sight Episode 5: Justin Rothshank

Craft In Sight Episode V: Justin Rothshank. Ceramic Artist Justin Rothshank talks about his work in his rural studio in Northern Indiana.
Sep 7, 2013
Susan Lee Stephen liked Brian Ferrell's video
Aug 28, 2013
Brian Ferrell posted a video

CISRothshank

Craft In Sight Episode V: Justin Rothshank. Ceramic Artist Justin Rothshank talks about his work in his rural studio in Northern Indiana.
Aug 27, 2013
 
 
 

Latest Activity

Jessica Tolbert added a discussion to the group Duality of Presence @ Munich Jewelry Week
Thumbnail

Nuts and Bolts

We have been working hard organizing the nuts and bolts for Duality of Presence. Curating the work of 19 amazing artists is tough. We have selected more than 60 pieces to take to Munich! Simultaneously we have been working with amazing graphic…See More
19 hours ago
Marissa Racht Ryan posted photos
23 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"PhysFeel Round 2: Call for Volunteers Do you want to take part in a 3rd year undergraduate student study exploring how we interpret emotions from objects?   This study involves a 30-45 minute task that will take place at the UCL Psychology…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Report of the Triple Parade 2016 The Triple Parade 2016 international annual exhibition is a cultural exchange which is expanded between China and the rest of the world on a multitude of level, devoted to the hardcore awakening in jewellery design,…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"SHINE bright at the Goldsmiths Centre!SHINE 2016  A showcase exhibition from thirty-seven of the best up and coming jewellery brands and designer makers from across the UK who are learning to set up their own creative businesses as part of the…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  November 2016 Policy Brief   November policy brief   Lots about money this month –   the autumn statement the Small Business Research Initiative the impact of austerity on the arts cuts in council spending on…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"AJF is excited to turn our focus toward the extended jewelry community in 2017 and offer you the opportunity to be the driver of news published on AJF's website. We believe that you, as a jewelry lover, have a unique outlook on the world and we…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
yesterday

Masthead Credits

Chicory and Stiff Gentian Ruff

by Rachel Suzanne Smith

Waterjet cut aluminum, powder coat.

2016.

© 2016   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service