Andrew Meers will be teaching at Touchstone in 2018!

Originally from the Boston area, Andrew Meers has a BFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and received his MFA in blacksmithing and metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Currently residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Andrew recently earned his American Bladesmithing Society Mastersmith rating. Andrew is a former artist-in-residence at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. He has taught workshops at the Appalachian Center for Crafts, the National Ornamental Museum, and Penland School of Crafts.

To see more of Andrew’s work visit and follow him on Instagram @mr.meers

Andrew will be teaching Introduction to Bladesmithing at Touchstone from June 18–22, 2018. In this workshop, students will design and create a small-scale utility knife. We will primarily focus on learning and practicing the forging and shaping of blades. While you can expect to leave with a forged and heat-treated blade, the main goal of the workshop is to learn basic bladesmithing processes, and if time permits—complete a knife. This workshop is suitable for All Levels.

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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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