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Elizabeth Brim

Elizabeth Brim has an MFA from the University of Georgia and has studied extensively in metals, sculpture, and blacksmithing at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Elizabeth was the iron studio coordinator at Penland for six years and also coordinated two national iron symposia that were held at the school. She has created a body of sculptural work that interprets feminine imagery such as high-heeled shoes, aprons, tutus, and pillows using traditional and innovative blacksmithing techniques. Elizabeth has taught blacksmithing at Penland, Haystack, and Peters Valley, and has been a visiting artist at several universities and Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has demonstrated extensively in the United States and in Germany and Canada.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. My titanium hips
  2. Family and friends, people and pets
  3. Penland School and Iron Studio
  4. Glasses or contact lenses and magnifying mirror
  5. Coal forge fire
  6. Oxy Acetylene torch fire
  7. Burt’s Bees lip balm with pomegranate oil
  8. Floss and pick implements
  9. My awesome Subaru car
  10. iPhone and other communication

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