Stephen Yusko lives and works in Cleveland, OH. He has worked as a studio artist for 20 years making forged, machined and fabricated steel vessels, furniture and sculpture. Stephen received his BFA in Sculpture from the University of Akron, Ohio, was an artist-in-residence at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, and received an MFA in Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He has taught classes at Haystack School For Crafts, Penland School of Crafts and was the 2014 Fall semester Windgate Artist-in-Resident at State University of New York-Purchase. Stephen’s work has been exhibited at the Metal Museum and the Society for Contemporary Craft . He has been published in several books of contemporary metalwork, including 500 Metal Vessels. Stephen has also been awarded a Creative Workforce Fellowship, funded through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant in 2013.
Stephen’s workshop will include conversations about creating problems and how they can be solved through personal solutions. He will elaborate on the various ways to create pattern and texture on steel and will further explore the creative use the material once it has been manipulated.