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