XPRESS Magazine

HAND FORGED AND HANDMADE, A LOOK INTO THE WORLD’S OLDEST ART FORM

Lissette Vargas

http://xpress.sfsu.edu/xpressmagazine/2014/10/27/hand-forged-and-handmade-a-look-into-the-worlds-oldest-art-form/

"It starts off as a flat copper disk. A steady stream of blue and purple fire bursts out of the blowtorch in her hand, melting the solid metal she holds up with tongs. With a heavy hammer she pounds the disk that is slowly forming into a bowl.

Dale Beevers, 39, is on her first day on the job at The Crucible’s Fall Open House on Sept. 13. About two years ago she took a moment to reflect back on her life, she looked around and realized she was not completely happy. Beevers ditched her job in the corporate world to enroll in the Jewelry and Metal Arts program at The Academy of Art. She had been interested in the field since her undergraduate degree in anthropology where she was exposed to wearable forms of art. “It was an immediate fit, it felt like coming home,” she says about the smooth transition."

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