June 28, 2017 – June 30, 2017
919 Madison Street
Lost and Found: Journey for Personal Adornment
Robert Ebendorf received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and his Master of Fine Arts degrees from University of Kansas. Bob is co-founder and past president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and in 1995 he was awarded the American Craft Council Fellowship for his achievement in the field and commitment to the craft movement. His work is included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, the Mint Museum of Craft Design, and the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, among other collections. He has recently retired from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where he served as the Belk Distinguished Professor in the Arts and in 2010 was awarded the North Carolina Governor’s Award for Fine Arts.
This workshop will explore a wide range of concepts applicable to personal adornment and the narrative object. Working with both traditional and alternative materials – silver, copper, wire, recycled materials and found objects – participants will fashion objects of personal importance, expression, and adornment. We will also investigate the use of color and collage as a design tool. Through demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on projects, we’ll discover the many methods of selection, integration, and assembly inherent to this limitless range of materials. The class will be centered around lectures and demonstrations, with plenty of time for individual attention.