Artist Wendy Edsall-Kerwin

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The Artist Says:

Metal.  To many it is hard, rigid, and immovable.  But metal flows, bends, and can be worked over and over again.  It is both industrial and organic.  Through processes such as fold forming, forging, and riveting, I am able to work with this dual nature, to connect with my materials.
These techniques have also allowed me to explore texture and pattern in new ways.  To bring more depth to my work, I use layers, folds, and textures on the metal.  Using rivets rather than soldering pieces together puts focus on the different parts that make up each piece.  They give a physical presence to the joining, a reminder that someone chose these parts to make a whole.


Edsall-Kerwin is a jewelry artist and metalsmith living and working out of her home in Elizabethtown, PA.  She takes sheet metal and wire and by using techniques such as fold forming, forging, and riveting she creates work with varying textures and layers. Wendy received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 1998.
Along with creating her art, Wendy teaches techniques in metalsmithing through workshops and she is the author of Better Know Your Hammer.  She attends several craft shows a year, as well as participating in local, regional, and national exhibitions.  When she isn't in the studio pounding away at metal, you can usually find her online at her blog http://hammermarks.wordpress.com, her website, http://www.hammerstrokeandfire.com, or on Facebook.

Selected Exhibitions

TOP Jewels National Jewelry Design Exhibition Durango Art Center; Durango, CO 2014
Refined VIII: Maker’s Choice Reavley Gallery of the Cole Art Center; Nacogdoches, TX, 2014
Craft Forms 2011 Wayne Art Center; Wayne, PA – 2011
Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2007, 2011,2013-2015 the State Museum of Pennsylvania; Harrisburg, PA – 2007 , 2011, 2013- 2015
Adjacencies, Sharadin Art Gallery at Kutztown University – 2010
Contain: Vessels and the Art of Containment Luke & Eloy Gallery; Pittsburgh, PA – 2010
Reflections in Metal Wayne Art Center; Wayne, PA – 2009
NeckLust and the Chocolatier Florida Craftsmen Guild Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL – 2008

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