The Metal Design department will be hosting Casey Sheppard this coming Thursday and Friday 11/19-20!
Casey is an amazing artist and all around awesome person, who is currently on a year long nomadic tour across the nation, visiting other artists and working to create a dialogue about crafting community. She’s converted her vehicle not only into a traveling home, but a studio as well!
Thursday 11/19 Casey will be doing one-on-one studio critiques/discussions for grad students and seniors throughout the day. Get a fresh opinion on your work and new ideas on alternative ways to practice your craft after graduation- but most of all, get a boost of energy and inspiration from spending time with an awesome person! If you’re interested in scheduling a one-on-one meeting with Casey, or having her talk to your class, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your available times for that day.
Join us for her lecture Thursday 11/19 at 6pm in the metals studio room 1322!
We’ll be hosting a dinner afterwards with Casey at Thai 360 (560 Evans St) following the lecture. Please rsvp if you plan on attending the dinner so that I can get an accurate head count.
Friday 11/20 at 11am, she will be holding a round table discussion on crafting community in room 1322, followed by a tour of her space, as well as a hands on demonstration on fold-forming.
About Casey Sheppard
Metal smith, freelance writer, mountain biker, community gatherer, adventure seeker, classic cocktail maker, entrepreneur: these are just a few of my trades/passions that influence and create my life, my art. Why metal? Why jewelry? My granddad passed along his love and respect for tools to me, which I mixed with my own loves of fashion and sculpture. And why not metal, it’s so rad! Inspired by cities, nature, mechanics and life I try and create work that is just a bit different than everyone else. I feel it’s important to find your own voice and proudly ride that shiny unique rainbow unicorn all the way into the sunset!!!
I’ve exhibited my work at galleries nation/world wide, art festivals and in publications: Gallery 360 in Minneapolis, A CASA Museum of Brazilian Object in San Paulo Brazil, Cherry Creek Art Festival, CraftBoston, American Craft Magazine, Art Jewelry Magazine, Behind the Brooch Book and Crafthaus online exhibitions, to name a few.
Next year a collaborative piece with Sofia Bjorkman and another with Michael Dale Bernard will be on a touring exhibiton with CoOperation Garnish.
I’m currently working on a project to connect communities called “Case Of The Nomads”. It’s a yearlong trip where I will be traveling with a live/work space, bike and my adventure dog “India” with my car. The purpose is to stop at art, bike and other communities to see what they are doing, connect and then share my experience with others.
I also currently write for Art Jewelry Magazine and am working on my first cold connection jewelry design book while on the road that will be published through Kalmbach publishing, slated for 2017 release.
Oh and I’m very proud to say I am a self-taught jeweler / metal smith / mountain biker / writer / dog lover!