Since childhood, Drew Lavercombe has been compelled to create. After experimenting with many mediums, it was not until he attended school for aviation maintenance technology in 2013, that he discovered his love for metalsmithing. Since this discovery Drew has devoted his time and energy to honing his skills as a metalsmith. In the summer of 2017 he served as the metals studio technician at Touchstone Center for Crafts and then as the Center’s resident artist in the Fall of 2017. His body of work is eclectic in nature; and many of his pieces center thematically around time and our relationship to it. In addition to his love for creating, Drew deeply enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge of the craft with anyone who has a desire to learn.
Drew will be teaching From Ephemeral to Eternal: An Introduction to Organic Casting at Touchstone from August 31–September 3, 2018. In this workshop, students will learn the basics of spruing, investing, burnouts, and casting using organic objects from Touchstone’s beautiful campus. Utilizing the vacuum casting machine, we will be able to capture incredible detail while learning this versatile and exciting technique. We will discuss the trials and tribulations of casting as well as the tricks to make your casting experience flow smoothly. This workshop is suitable for All Levels.