Elise Kendrot stated “When people think of metalsmithing, they usually equate it with jewelry making, as jewelry is the most prevalent form of small metals artwork. However, not all metalsmiths are jewelers; some, like myself, are sculptors. I will demonstrate some of my favorite metal fabrication techniques and discuss/show how I utilize these methods, so often used in jewelry, in my mixed media sculptures.”
Elise Kendrot is an arts educator and studio artist living in Joliet, Illinois, where she is an Adjunct Instructor of Metalsmithing at Joliet Junior College. She has a BFA in Sculpture, Summa Cum Laude, from Syracuse University and an MA and MFA in Sculpture, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Iowa. Her mixed media sculptures utilize found objects and traditional metalsmithing techniques and often focus on environmental and ecological themes. Her artwork can be viewed at www.elisekendrot.com.
Elise has taught all over the US and been in major installations and Exhibitions with technical skills in wood, metal, metalsmithing, fibers, ceramics, mold-making and painting She is currently a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and Ethical