Metals professor visits HS Artistic Metalsmithing class

Posted on April 5, 2017, in Academics, Lancer Life

Edinboro University professor of Metals Cappy Counard visited the General McLane High School Artistic Metalsmithing class yesterday to present her work and demonstrate to the students.

Counard earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale. A finalist in the Student Silver Competition sponsored by the Society of American Silversmiths and a recipient of the Women’s Jewelry Association Scholarship, Counard creates a wide range of work including intricate jewelry and sculpture combining precious and non-precious materials.

Artistic Metalsmithing is a nine week electric course for high school students. Students learn basic metalsmithing and jewelry design techniques and  work hands-on on a series of projects to develop 3-D design skills and to create works that express individual ideas.  The course covers the metalsmithing processes, materials, tools and equipment, as well as historic and contemporary jewelry design. Students also learn about sawing, cold connecting sheet metal, stone setting, enameling, soldering, and casting all in a safe environment.