Abraham Pardee will be teaching ‘Tools and Techniques for Intuitive Iron Design’ at Touchstone from July 16–20, 2018

Learn to make and use different tooling for texture and embellishment with hand, sledge, and power hammer.

In this workshop, we will discuss and explore different techniques with an emphasis on controlled material isolation and movement, and how all of these processes can inform design. You will then use what you have learned to execute personal forging projects of your own design. This workshop is suitable for All Levels.

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Starting his studies of metalworking in 2006, Abe Pardee received his BFA in metals from the Appalachian Center for Craft in 2010. He subsequently worked for several professional blacksmiths and completed the two-year Apprenticeship Program at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2016, Abe opened Pardee Metal, LLC in Sparta, Tennessee, where he produces forged furniture, sculpture, home goods, and architectural ironwork. He has exhibited his work in museums and galleries around the country, is a 2010 Student Niche Award recipient, and has taught workshops at the Metal Museum and the Appalachian Center for Craft.

To see more of Abe’s work visit and follow him on Instagram @pardeemetal

Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear.  As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

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