Upcoming Sculpture/Blacksmithing Classes

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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Jerry Coe

Jerry Coe

Jerry Coe

Jerry Coe


Instructor: Jerry Coe
April 22–24, 2016 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

This class is no longer available for registration. For more information, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Hot metal is like clay. We will explore plasticity with clay and bronze. Upsetting, drawing out, imprinting, and working with hot metal.

JERRY COE is a scriptural metalsmith who works in bronze. Using traditional blacksmithing methods, he forges and hammers bronze to create grand gates, chandeliers, furniture, human and animal figures, and other one-of-a-kind pieces of functional art. He began studying traditional blacksmithing methods while an apprentice restorer, wheewright, and smith at Yosemite National Park’s Pioneer History Center. Coe opened his Berkeley studio in 1984 to combine his technical training in the metalworking disciplines with his interest in interpreting classical designs and showing forged bronze at its full potential. A lifelong mountaineer and world traveler, his artistic inspiration comes from his fascination with nature and from his encounters with traditional artisans in far-flung corners of the globe.

Coe has been featured in This Old House, Elle Décor, and other magazines. His work appears in hotels, restaurants, offices, Napa Valley wineries, and in the homes of private collectors from San Francisco to New York to Europe.

“Functional art is challenging and expensive. I am very fortunate that it’s my passion in life.”

— Jerry Coe


Current MAC Members: $288
Non-members: $320 plus a $25 non-member registration fee

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