One of my students submitted work to the current exhibition at Pratt, and he won an award! I’m so proud of him!
Check it out – this was made by David Litzler, who was in my Jewelry/Metalsmithing 1 class last session:
The piece is titled “Planetary Model #1: Unknown Planet with 3 Satellites” and is made of copper, brass, and steel. David had taken some welding classes before (also at Pratt) and has a background in architecture; he combined what he learned in my class with these skills and I am just blown away with the results. You can see some other things he’s built in his budding product studio, here: http://www.gambrelworkshop.com/
The show, “Made at Pratt 2014: Jewelry & Metal Works,” is on display in the Pratt Fine Art Center Main Hallway Gallery, and David’s piece is in fine company with other great work from the Pratt metalsmithing studio. The show curators were so impressed with the quality of the work that they felt they needed to honor 3 students in particular, and David was one of them; his “Panel Award” medal is resting next to his piece. You can even go see it tonight, if you head out to Pratt’s Open House, which is going on now (yes, as in right now, they are pouring molten bronze and eating tasty food and watching art demos). If you can’t make it tonight, the show will be up for the rest of the month, and it’s definitely worth a visit.
I always knew that my students were rockstars. Way to go, David!