Meta-Formation: New Connections in Contemporary Blacksmithing
On view through January 3, 2021
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston, Texas

“Meta-Formation: New Connections in Contemporary Blacksmithing” showcases some of the best metalworkers in the field today, illustrating the magic of forged metal. The featured work, from sculpture to functional ware, exemplifies a diversity of artistic expression, while embracing approaches that go beyond traditional blacksmithing techniques.

Spearheaded by New Orleans-based metalworker and designer Rachel David of Red Metal, “Meta-Formation” first debuted at the Appalachian Center for Craft (Smithville, TN) in 2019. Jurors Andy Cooperman, Hoss Haley, and former HCCC Curatorial Fellow Sarah Darro selected works from an open call, giving preference to those that exhibited outstanding sculptural and design qualities.

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Image: Elizabeth Brim, “Scroll,” 2015. Forged steel. 14 x 12 inches. Photo by Robin Dryer. Courtesy of the artist.