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Steven Follen
Making it Yours: Metal


Crafts Council

June 1 - September 30, 2005

work: artefact: Bound; series of 8 films

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Making it Yours: Metal

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Bound was selected for inclusion within the exhibition Making it Yours: Metal, from the Crafts Council National Collection to demonstrate practice-based research into material and process technology. This artefact was made through an applied coiling process which reflects traditional metalworking techniques used within aboriginal cultures.

Follen was also invited to direct eight educational films about makers and metal work processes to be shown as part of the exhibition. The project sought to document individual makers, demonstrating their interpretations of technical processes. The films demonstrate the visual communication of knowledge through tacit learning. As a practising metalsmith, in producing, directing and editing the films about the processes, Follen’s knowledge of the materials and the techniques served to help make explicit the haptic skills and understanding.

Slideshow: Steven Follen - Metal Work Processes

The exhibition marked the first time that the Crafts Council had presented such a large exhibition of metalwork. Its main purpose was to raise awareness and understanding of its collection. The exhibition, curated by Amanda Fielding, Curator of the Collection, demonstrated the technical breadth and material range of the subject. The films remain an educational archive for the Crafts Council and were also shown alongside the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize - Metal:2005.

Co exhibitors: Michael Row, Christopher Dresser, Simone Ten Hompel, Hans Stofer, Junko Mori. Contributors to Films: Lucian Taylor, Julian Coode, Julian Stephens.

Crafts Council: Research into Metalworking

related outcome:
Simone Ten-Hompel: Jerwood Applied Arts Prize: Metal 2005

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