Currently an adjunct professor at Rowan University, Nash Quinn is a metalsmith who works with a broad range of materials, techniques, and formats. Originally from Wyoming, he received his BFA from the University of Wyoming and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Nash worked for two years as the metalsmithing studio coordinator at Peters Valley School of Craft, and where he is currently a member of the Board of Directors. He has taught, lectured, and exhibited work nationwide.
Nash will be teaching Keep Your Pants On: The Art of the Belt Buckle at Touchstone from July 9-13, 2018. In this workshop, students will explore the fun and offbeat format of the belt buckle! Learn fundamental metalsmithing skills as well as advanced tips and tricks. Experiment with templates and found objects to knock out a custom buckle quickly, or make every detail from scratch for the ultimate one-of-a-kind creation. Bring your own belt or utilize one provided. Skill development will focus on planning, soldering, and finishing, and emphasis will be placed on building a sturdy, functional, and beautiful piece. You will walk out of the workshop with your pants held high by a unique, handmade buckle! This workshop is suitable for All Levels.