Jan 29, 2018
This is week I have a returning guest, Ellen Durkan, from
Delaware. She’s an incredibly talented artist blacksmith that
has a line of metal dresses called Forged Fashion. She is
also an adjunct professor at the Delaware College of Art and
Design. She will be a demonstrator at the upcoming CBA Spring
Conference and that also happens to be the sponsor for today’s
episode. This year is their 40th anniversary, so it’s a big
event and Dennis Dusek and his conference crew have been diligently
planning for the past 6 months. They have a talented line up
of demonstrators, Zeevik Gottlieb, Lynda Metcalfe, Ellen Durkan,
Haley Woodword, Colby Brinkman, David Lisch. The dates are April
12th through the 14th and if you register before March 22nd the
price is $165 for all 3 days. The venue will be the Eldorado County
Fairgrounds in Placerville, California.
To register, head over to www.calsmith.org and click on the
events tab for the online conference registration button.
What We Talked About
- Ellen is teaching drawing, 3D design and sculpture as an
adjunct professor at the Delaware College of Art and Design.
- Besides teaching at the college, she is preparing for a
performance style runway show of her iron fashion dresses in
November. She is planning on having 15 to 20 models as well as a
few aerial performers.
- Ellen tells us about her photo shoots with a professional
photographer who is her friend, Joe, and how they come up with
ideas for photographing Ellen’s iron fashion pieces.
- Ellen is teaching and demonstrating more for 2018, she’ll be in
California, New Jersey, Virginia, New York and Buenos Aires
- Ellen has an exhibition of her large-scale drawings that will
be held at the Delaware Art Museum
- Also, she was recently awarded a $6000 art grant to help her
put on her forged fashion runway show in November. The grant came
from the Delaware Division of the Arts.