Kim Cridler: The Descriptive Line – Demonstration with lecture
Trained as a jeweler/metalsmith, but leaning towards sculptural work, I will present the basics of soldering with steel including terminology, material properties, a variety of fluxes and solders, how to color and protect steel, lots of samples, and show my basic way of building symmetrical forms. I will talk about how these simple processes allow me to build structural forms that become part of sculptural work. The lecture will expand on my formal and conceptual interest in the decorative arts, vernacular art forms, and craft. I will touch on ideas of repetition, beauty, and the essential struggle towards change.
Witness Tree, 2016, steel, mother of pearl, gypsum cement, 58" high x 6" x 56"
Detail, Witness Tree
Thicket, 2013, steel, silver, hematite, bronze, 78" high x 31" x 31"
Detail of bird form in Thicket
2 Details of building bird form in Thicket using soldered steel wire
See more at http://kimcridler.com/