We are a group of artist/makers from Cal State Long Beach who are inspired by metalworking. We form, joint, hammer, bend, recycle, weave, and you name it! We are here to share our thoughts, to network, to critique, to help, and to explore.
I received my MFA in 2008 form SDSU and my thesis show was in fall 2007. It is a rigorous program. Sondra Sherman and Helen Shirk are the two professors for the area. They are both very different which makes it a great combination. The faculty in the metals program and art department are a great group of mentors. The school encourages interdisciplinary work which is how i got into mixing fibers with metals in my thesis. I would say that conceptual work rather than design is the current focus of department. The grad studio accommodates 8 students. I suggest you make a visit to the school to see the facilities and get a feel for the school.
Welcome to crafthaus ! I am very glad you joined us.
At the moment, there is a lot of activity on the site, so it's great that you already added images of your work to the site. A lot of people will be getting to see your pieces these days.
Also, please feel free to add your comments to the discussion topics that are already posted. Of course, if there is something else you'd much rather talk about, please add that to the site so that the rest of us can chime in.
I really hope you will enjoy being with this network and find the exchanges interesting and fun. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it, for sure.
If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me anytime. I will do my best to be of help.
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