Metalsmith Trish Stevenson will be at Turtle Ridge Gallery/Boutique Aug. 7 & 8, 10 am to 5 pm for a pop-up show.
Stevenson learned her first metal shaping techniques as a teenager with an English metalsmith. The most important lesson learned in those early years was the value of craftsmanship. Her parents were accomplished naturalists. Their influence continues to reverberate through her work. Her designs subtly evoke botanic and geologic forms.
Stevenson considers herself to be a collector of techniques and has acquired mastery of many of them: raising, forging, stonesetting and construction from the classical repertoire of metalworking as well as anti-clastic hammering and hydraulic die-forming from the more contemporary repertoire.
Turtle Ridge Gallery/Boutique, open 10 am – 5 pm daily, is located one mile down Mink River Road in Ellison Bay.