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Susan Thornton

Metalsmith, Thornton Metals in Nashville

Metal Works

PRESENTED ON NOV 06, 2015
IN NASHVILLE @ VOL 17

Molding working making metals

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Metal Musings

BY JAMES GILLHAM
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

James Gillham returns to Albany to discuss the music that defines a large part of his life: metal. Through controversy and camaraderie, metal has been an impossible-to-ignore movement that changes lives. Showing us the difference that metal has made for him, James promotes the idea that metal isn't the violent entity that the news has made it out to be.

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Material Contact Hi

BY KC GRENNAN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2015

KC Grennan lives and works on the Windward side of Oahu in lovely Kahalu’u.  Here she works collaboratively with Scott Fitzel as Xen Design Inc., maintaining a hot glass studio and metal fabrication shop for the production of furniture, lighting and architectural elements. She also independently pursues her own work in painting, sculpture, and interior design.

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The path of a knife maker

BY JOHN PHILLIPS
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

An autobiographical look at what led John Phillips to hone his craft as a knife maker, and the future that lies ahead.

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Art From the Core of Earth

BY JEFFREY FUNK
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

Humans have been forging tools and art from metals for nearly all of recorded history. Jeffrey Funk has also been working his trade for at least a couple of those decades and has a philosophical approach to the craft of blacksmithing in the modern world. Funk derives inspiration from the sheer power of raw earth and the ability to use heat, pressure and patience to create his work. 

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Community Over Competition

BY DEREK WHITE
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Derek White of Bird on the Wire Studios believes all of us have a responsibility to support the makers movement, contribute to maker culture, put forth an ethos of community above competition, and commit to patronage with purpose.  Bird on the Wire Studios is committed to nourishing the budding maker community that makes Knoxville such a wonderful place to live.

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The Blacksmith

BY JOHN HUFFSTUTTER
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 26, 2018

John Huffstutter presents blacksmithing history and some of his amazing works.

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Metal music

BY UNENKHUU UMBANYAMBA
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 06, 2018

Uugii is a founder and chief organizer of Mongolian first metal music festival "Noise".

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Stories in Metal

BY STEFANIE DUECK
@ VOL 47 ON NOV 29, 2018

Stefanie Dueck presentation is about the unique histories behind handmade objects. She discusses her background, the stories behind some specific pieces, and how the story of her work develops as it's passed on to others.

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From Iron and Heat

BY DAVID SECREST
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Making art from iron can be a hot, tiring and gritty task, but you would never know it when you see the work of David Secrest. Spanning a career of several decades, Secrest has created a body of work which shows his aptitude for observation, interpretation and a unique gift of craftsmanship. He shows us the tremendous amount of thought, patience and skill it takes to create an elegant piece of art made out of heated, hammered and bent metal.