Monday, November 23, 2009

Metals 1 Workshop with Master Engraver, Todd Daniels

On November 19, our Metals I students had an engraving workshop with Master Engraver, Todd Daniels! Here are some photos to enjoy.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Welcome New and Returning Metal Smiths!

I'm excited for the 2009-2010 school year! Last school year was an exceptional year with the many talented students we had in the program! The Metals Program had many students have pieces into art shows throughout the year. A large handful of those students won big awards regionally and state wide! I am looking forward to see who will be the shining artists coming out of the metals room this year!

This school year I am focusing on getting our studio more organized. It seemed like every time I turned around last year the room was a mess and supplies were being wasted. I have a few supplies that are required of you to get for the class this year. Those supplies are: safety glasses, rubber cement, an ultra thin sharpie, a pencil box, a lock (if you are sharing with someone only one of you needs to get a lock), a bottle of white out (not the pen), and a spiral bound sketchbook (around a 9" x 12"). Having your own supplies will be much more convenient for you and the organization of the studio.

If, throughout the year, you would like to purchase any materials on your own (i.e. fine silver) you can get that through

Thanks, and I'm looking forward to see what you all create!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thunderhawk Construction

Today, four of us spent the day constructing a six foot thunderhawk out of 1/8" steel. This thunderhawk will be attached to the bell tower of Lakota East once it is totally completed. Keep in mind that the entire thunderhawk was cut out with nothing more than a grinder! Here are a few photos of the progression throughout the day.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

2009 Governor's State Show

This year around 12,000 students entered work into the 2009 Governor's State Show throughout Ohio, and only 300 were accepted into the State Show! Lakota East Metals Department is proud that three students had pieces accepted into the show! Congratulations to Shannon Carrier, Allison May and Amanda Wandersee!
Here is the website to the Ohio Governor's Show:

Also, here are pictures of Shannon and Amanda's pieces (Unfortunately, we do not have a picture of Allison's piece. We will post a picture when it comes back!).

Sunday, March 8, 2009

2009 Governor's Art Show

Yesterday, LEHS Metals came away from the 2009 Governors Art Show with eight Regional Winners! These pieces will now go on to Columbus for the state judging. Last year, Mike McCreary qualified for the state show! Hopefully the tradition continues this year! Here are the 2009 Winners:

Shannon Carrier (2)
Cory Gregory
Staci Hanlon
Allison May
Kauser Siddiqui
Mitchell Terrell
Amanda Wandersee

(I will have pictures up of the pieces ASAP)

Monday, February 2, 2009

2009 Scholastics Gold Key

These pieces go on to the National Judging in New York. We will find out in the spring if any of these four were accepted!

2009 Scholastics Silver Key

2009 Scholastics Honorable Mention

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2009 Scholastics Regional Results

Well, it is a good thing that I am not a betting person! I thought we had portfolios that would definitely get in and I thought Mitchell's toaster would definitely get in. Neither of those for certains actually occurred! However, I am proud to say that our Metals Program had another terrific year! Congratulations to this years students that have been accepted into the 2009 Scholastics Regional Art Show!

Gold Key Winners (Your work will go on to the National Judging in New York City!):

Michael Behan-Celestial Offering
Michael Behan-Laurel
Staci Hanlon-The Missing Pearl
Amanda Wandersee-Meandering Argent

Silver Key Winners:
Donald Armstrong-Rustic Conglomeration
Shannon Carrier-Balance
Cory Gregory-Furl
Amanda Huddilston- A Ring Around Time
Amanda Wandersee-Scattered Rift
Amanda Wandersee-Puzzling

Honorable Mention Winners:
Donald Armstrong-Cold Passage
Michael Behan-Triquetria
Cory Gregory-Sunder
Staci Hanlon-Twisted
Mitchell Terrell-Fall Leaves

Congratulations to all who participated! I'm proud of the effort you give day in and day out in the Metal's Studio!