Another one of our workshop choices for this year, presented by Becky McDonah:

This demonstration will cover a variety of ways to create surface textures and volume using the hydraulic press. Some of these possibilities include punches, matrix, embossing, and conforming dies. She will discuss and demonstrate different approaches to creating and using dies in conjunction with urethane to achieve results that range from embossing to deeper forming. 

Tread- A Reliquary for the Road Trip 

Becky McDonah heads up the Fine Art Metals Area at Millersville University and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.  She has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, and has lectured and presented workshops across the country.

Some of her accomplishments include receiving the First Place Award in Soulcology: An Exhibition in Metal at the Guilford Art Center and the international juried exhibition Refined VII: Inspiration at The Cole Art Center; solo exhibitions Placing Importance at Appalachian Center for Craft and Esteemed Objects at the Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center.  Her work has been published in Humor In Craft, Mixed Media Jewelry Workshop and 500 Metal Vessels.