About this Gallery
Metal Fabrication covers foundry and metal fabrication processes, exploring the traditional and contemporary uses of metal. Woven into the class is an historical understanding of the production of steel and its particular history in Baltimore. It teaches skills, including the welding and fabrication of steel and the casting of aluminum and bronze in the foundry; various mold making techniques, including plaster molds and ceramic shell investment. The class emphasizes the mastery of technical skills and the development of the student’s personal vision. The objective is to explore technical, conceptual, and formal issues in an experimental and informative way.