Object Based Practice Studio Building 2, 124 La Trobe St Melbourne 3000
31 August - 4 September 9.30am-4.30pm
A five-day master class in which UK silversmith David Clarke will lead participants on an exploration of the landscape of the table, its potential for sharing and the rituals that are related to it. During the master class, participants will build up an archive of possibilities, models, test pieces, working prototypes and finished pieces, and gain a closer understanding, with deeper knowledge, as to why you make what you make. Participants need to be self-directed and able to practice basic silversmithing techniques. misterclarke.wordpress.com/
Fees $750 (discount available to RMIT students) Bookingswww.shortcourses.rmit.edu.au Participants need to be self-directed and able to practice silversmithing techniques e.g. use a torch (anneal, solder etc.)
About the Artist
David Clarke is one of the strongest metalsmiths currently working and easily the most prominent avant garde figure in the medium in the UK. Through his own studio work, he has mounted a vibrant challenge to settled assumptions about his medium. While he is capable of good craftsmanship, the value of his work is primarily expressive, conceptual and poetic. And because of his rather devilish turn of mind - he has a wicked sense of humor and satire, and an ability to poke holes in inflated values - he has had a dramatic effect in exhibition contexts here. He is like a jester in the court of contemporary craft. - Glenn Adamson, Director of the Museum of Arts & Design NYC
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