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tennessee technological university

Appalachian Center for Craft

Artist in Residence / Metals
Andrew Meers / AMeers@tntech.edu

Biography

Originally from the Boston area, Andrew Meers has a BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts
College of Art and Design, and received his MFA in Blacksmithing/Metalsmithing
from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Earned his Mastersmith rating
from the American Bladesmithing Society in 2015. Currently Andrew is an Artist
in Residence at Appalachian Center for Craft, and a Former resident at The
National Ornamental Metal Museum.

Artist Statement

Making objects is a way for me to explore various techniques, processes and narrative themes. I take inspiration from handcrafted objects as well as the intrinsic qualities of materials both natural and refined. Dynamic movement, precision, and the palpable click of a lock are the tangible features of a folding knife that excite me. I forge, grind and machine pieces that reference natural objects, animals and the intrinsic beauty of hand-held objects.

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