contemporary blacksmithing and metal design symposium at Bryn Athyn College
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This symposium is a unique and open opportunity for blacksmiths and metal artists throughout the country to gather, take a broad look at our field and exchange ideas. The objective is to spark discussion related to the current state of our practice, to assess where metalworking is heading in the 21st century, and how our process informs metal design in architectural work, furniture or sculpture.

Speakers include metalworkers, a decorative arts scholar, and a highly respected Philadelphia-based architect. The heart of the symposium is an open panel discussion of six participants, each of whom was carefully selected for their unique position in relation to the field. In addition to the speakers and discussions, there is a juried show of metalwork in the Great Hall of Glencairn Museum at Bryn Athyn.

There will also be guided tours of the forged metal work of Bryn Athyn Cathedral and the Glencairn Museum, the largest and most significant body of forged monel work in the world.

FRIDAY, 6/14

8 - Noon: Arrival
Noon - 1: Lunch
1 - 2: Opening Remarks
2 - 5: Tour Glencairn Museum and Bryn Athyn Cathedral
5 - 6:30: Dinner
7 - 10: 1st Speaker and Exhibit in Glencairn (with refreshments)


8 - 9: Breakfast
9 - 10:30: 2nd Speaker
11 - 12:30: 3rd Speaker
12:30 - 1:30: Lunch
2 - 4: Panel Discussion
6 - 10: Pig Roast dinner / social time

SUNDAY, 6/16

8 - 9: Breakfast
9 - 11: 4th Speaker
Noon - 1: Lunch, closing remarks
1 - 4: Additional tours of the Cathedral and Glencairn available