Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Stephen Yusko - August 29 - September 4


Below is a courtesy announcement for a unique opportunity to attend Session 7 at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine August 29 - September 4,
The Poetics of Steel with Stephen Yusko

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Rome H. Hutchings
ABANA Member Services
The Poetics of Steel with Stephen Yusko

During this workshop, the emphasis will be on the exploration of form, line, and surface while working primarily with forged and fabricated steel. Through discussions about design, function, and demonstrations of techniques we will create objects that balance the industrial history of the material with a gracefulness of form. Along with forging solid bar stock and tubing/pipe, participants will learn how to create pattern and texture on sheet/plate. Whether your preference is heat-and-beat or finessed-finishes, we will work towards the goal of achieving beauty and grace in what we make. All levels welcome.

Stephen Yusko is artist-inresidence at Rose Iron Works in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Akron, Ohio, worked as an apprentice, then as artist-in-residence at The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, and received an MFA in Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Stephen Yusko has taught at Haystack, Penland, Peters Valley, and the New England School of Metalwork, and has demonstrated at the 1998 Asheville and 2000 Flagstaff ABANA Conferences. He recently had an exhibition of new furniture works at the William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio, and his work is shown in Iron: 2010 at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Registration Information:
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international, non-profit, studio program in the arts offering summer workshops to craftmakers and visual artists of all skill levels led by prominent faculty artists. The award-winning campus, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, is a series of shingled buildings cascading down the hillside in Deer isle, Maine, overlooking Jericho Bay and the Deer Isle Thoroughfare. For more information call (207) 348-2306 or visit

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Rome Hutchings
Rome H. Hutchings,
ABANA Member Services