The Art of Metalsmithing Exposed

The Art of Metalsmithing Exposed

Start date

Friday, May 17, 2019, 5:00pm

End date

Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:00pm

Location

ArtLink

300 E .Main St .
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
United States

The Art of Metalsmithing Exposed will highlight the best of contemporary three-dimensional metal art from around the world. This exhibition features a diverse group of artists, ranging from emerging or self-taught to college professors and silversmithing professionals. 

This exhibition explores metalsmithing in the cold forming of metal from flat sheet (or ingot) into three dimensional form, using hammer and various other tools (not to be confused with blacksmithing, which is the hot forming of iron and steel). The functional objects that used to be handmade by metalsmiths are now mass-produced, evolving the craft over time into a vehicle for artistic expression.