Monday, December 29, 2008

Third Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition Catalog

Well, it took us much longer than we had planned, but the Third Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition Catalog is finally here! Every piece in the show is included in this full color catalog. Make sure to get yours now!

Catalog of the Exhi...

By ASU Metals

Here is a little sneak preview, you can preview more here.

This book is a complete full color catalog of the Third Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition hosted by Arizona State University in 2008.

The ASU Metalworking Department was proud to host the 3rd Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition, held October 6th-16th, 2008. The Exhibition consisted of eight universities from across the nation, incorporating work from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty members from the participating departments. Each institution was responsible for jurying the work to represent their program. The exhibition was a great opportunity to educate, inspire and develop public and academic awareness in the field of metalworking as well as encourage interaction among metalworking departments on a national scale. It showcased a wonderfully diverse cross-section of what is happening in metals studios across the country.

Participating institutions included:

Arizona State University

Bowling Green State University

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Indiana University at Bloomington

Kent State University

Rhode Island School of Design

San Diego State University

University of North Texas

Friday, December 19, 2008

Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

Congratulations go out to our own Kazumi Ito for being accepted into the Juried Undergraduate Exhibition this year!
Go check out the show!
Dec. 8-Jan. 23, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Opening reception: Monday, Dec. 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Metalworking Merit Badges

On Saturday, December 6th, Arizona State University’s Metals Department hosted a Metalworking Merit Badge workshop for local Boy Scout Troop 630. The scouts learned many things about the properties of metal and how to work it at this hands-on event. For the tool making portion of the day, scouts made center punches out of tool steel and hardened and tempered them for lasting durability.

Next they went on to making belt buckles by using the jewelers saw to cut out designs in brass that they later soldered to their buckle plates that were formed by using the hydraulic press. After cleaning up the metal surface and using patina for coloration, each scout (and scout leader) had created their very own belt buckle.

It was a great opportunity for ASU’s Metalworking Department (including volunteers from the faculty, graduate and undergraduate levels) to interact with the community and give them a glimpse of one direction that is possible in the field of metals.

Special thanks go out to our Metalworking Department volunteers:
Victoria Altepeter, Lynette Andreasen, Judy Barnes, Gina Beyers, Erik Bogner, Ingrid Donaldson, Julie Mikelson, Justen Morgan and Becky McDonah

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Congratulations BFA Undergraduates!

Congratulations on a wonderful exhibition go out to this semesters graduating seniors Judy Barnes, Justen Morgen, Jordanay Morrison and Flavia Scaranari-Bennett. Great Job!

Flavia Scaranari-Bennett

Justen Morgan

Jordanay Morrison

Judy Barnes

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Metals Club Jewelry Sale

This years jewelry sale will be November 24th-26th. Come support ASU metals! Find unique handmade jewelry from ASU metals students! Support our club and help us earn money to bring in guest artists and buy new books for our metals library!
When: Monday November 24th-Wednesday November 26th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: In front of the Art Building

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

3rd Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition Awards

Congratulations go out to the following student award recipients. This year our juror, Polly Smith from Mesa Contemporary Arts, selected honorary awards for work in four different categories. Thanks to all who participated to help make this year’s show an exciting and inspirational exhibition!

First Place
Chelsey Radabaugh
Banded Cups Overseas
Indiana University at Bloomington

Second Place
Lynette Andreasen
Arizona State University

Third Place
Parker Brown
A Leaky Vessel
University of North Texas


First Place
Clara Cho
Rhode Island School of Design

Second Place
Joshua Craig
Indiana University at Bloomington

Third Place
Sophia (Jung Am) Park
Transformation Ring Series
San Diego State University

Mixed Media

First Place

Lily Bekic
San Diego State University

Second Place
Lauren Tickle
Rhode Island School of Design


First Place
Kira Williams
Forbidden Fruit
San Diego State University

Second Place
Kasumi Ito
Arizona State University

Third Place
Kathleen Bostick
San Diego State University

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

3rd Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition

3rd Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition
Dates: Oct. 6-17
Hours: Monday-Thursday, noon-5:00 p.m.; Friday, noon-3:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Monday, October 6, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: Free

A national juried exhibition of jewelry and metalwork, selected and organized by Herberger College faculty member Becky McDonah and the Metals program in the School of Art. Participating schools include:
Arizona State University
Bowling Green State University
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Indiana University at Bloomington
Kent State University
Rhode Island School of Design
San Diego State University
University of North Texas

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Craftsmanship: An Arizona Designer Craftsmen Juried Exhibition

Congratulations to our ASU Metals students/alumni/faculty that were juried into the ADC Craftsmanship exhibition!
Participants include Victoria Altepeter, Lynette Andreasen, Erik Bogner, Jonathan Brown, Holly Carter, Nissa Kubly, Becky McDonah, and Tedd McDonah.
A special congrats to Tedd McDonah and Victoria Altepeter for winning Juror's Awards and to Erik Bogner for winning an Honorable Mention award.
The show will run September 22 - October 3 at Arizona State University's Gallery 100.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Melting Point Casting Company

Sean Terry, ASU Metals Alum, just opened up his very own casting company! Congratulations Sean!
Go check it out...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

ASU Metals News

Congratulations to the following students for completing their BFA in Metals in the Spring of 2008:
Kyleen Jeans
Min Won Kim
Dana Neilon
Jacinda Friedkin
Brittany Kyte
Stephen Barr
Kyleen Jeans will be attending San Diego State University for the Metals Graduate Program.
Min Won Kim is headed for RISD to work on her Graduate Degree.
Jacinda Friedkin will be moving to Portland, Oregon to attend the Postbac program at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts.

We wish them all well in the endeavors!
In other news,
John Tzelepis is the Resident Artist in Metals at Phoenix Center for the Arts.
Johnathan Brown is the Resident Artist in Metals at Mesa Art Center.
Jill Baker Gower is an Assistant Professor of Metals at Rowan University.
Jessica Calderwood is an Assistant Professor of Metals at the University of Wisconsin.
Lauren McAdams is an Assistant Professor of Metals at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Metallink Blacksmithing Demo

On Saturday, Metallink members met at ASU's smithy for a blacksmithing demo by Tedd McDonah. Everyone created S-hooks from square stock, forging down tapers on the ends of the steel and twisting the metal with a wrench. Despite the heat, all had a great time smithing. Thanks, Tedd! Here are some shots of the action:

Monday, April 28, 2008

Intangible Worlds: Jonathan L. Brown

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Jonathan Leo Brown
Opening Reception: Monday, April 28th, 7-9 pm
Be sure to join Jonathan Brown to celebrate his accomplishments and see some wonderful work!
Exhibition Dates:
April 28-May 2, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
ASU Herberger College of the Arts
Harry Wood Gallery, Art Building, Tempe Campus

Lauren McAdams Thesis Exhibition

Lauren McAdams recently had her MFA thesis exhibition on April14-18 at the Harry Wood Gallery. These are a few images.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Lauren B. McAdams MFA Thesis Exhibition: Choices, Chance, and Character

Lauren McAdams, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition in Metals
Artist's Reception: Monday, April 14, 7–9 p.m.
Choices, chance, and character explores the small moments we face when choosing to connect with others. Although elements of chance are not black and white, this work displays longing for simple answers to our most difficult problem…how do we find our match? Although the child-like solutions seem unsuitable, the viewer begins to question certain elements of their decision making paradigm. Adult realities and fantasies emerge from the simplicity of children’s games and communicating vessels. The honesty of a child at play hardens to a “frozen” scene of the choices ahead. Using traditional hand-crafted metalworking techniques in a sculptural sense turns recognizable objects into strangers. The viewer is invited to interact with the metal sculptures and consider their own method of connecting to those “characters” in their life.
April 14-18, 2008
Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Free admission
During the artist reception, food and drink provided.
For more information, contact Lauren McAdams at

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Visiting Artist: Andy Cooperman

Andy Cooperman (his work shown above) visited ASU last month for a belt buckle workshop sponsored by Arizona Designer Craftsmen. He gave a great lecture about his work and also demonstrated several techniques including the basics of fabricating a western style tang and loop belt buckle for workshop participants. Each participant was able to create their own buckle.
Some of the belt buckles created during his workshop are below.
Created by: Lauren Diggs
Created by: Lynette Andreasen

Created by: Victoria Altepeter

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Patterned Metals

Last fall ASU students had the chance to take a course focused solely on patterning metals with Tedd McDonah. Tedd's expertise in this area was evident to the group, as we got the chance to see his work with patterned metals first hand. We learned how to create mokume gane and damascus steel billets, and were instructed on many different ways of patterning. The class entailed lots of hard work, but was completely worth it. Check out some of the AMAZING pieces students created: