Michael Rose

My work is a combination of traditional blacksmithing and sculptural expression. The methodology of the forging process found in making gates, colonial hardware can also be applied to sculpture. Incorporating whimsical imagery, compositional concerts in cast and forged works the result is defined as much by process as concept. " Each piece takes form as an evolutionary experience suggested by an idea, manifested through process."  

I have been smithing for over forty years, twenty-five as Master Smith at Dollywood theme park and eight years as Professor of Fine Arts at Pellissippi State College. Currently retired and working in my studio located in Hampton, Tennessee. 

 

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