March Exhibition: Artistry by Anvil with Blacksmith Louise Pezzi
March 2-31, 2012
After obtaining a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Louise Pezzi pursued her passion for the iron arts as an apprentice under Antonio Arellano-Franco, a master architectural blacksmith in Toledo Spain.
Now a master blacksmith in her own right, Pezzi specializes in a true custom architectural blacksmithing; hand-forging and traditionally finishing commissions in her Philadelphia shop. Pezzi’s original fine wrought iron work may be found in several national historic landmark churches, and her forged mechanical door chimes have received numerous awards.
For her exhibition at Art in the Age, Pezzi has created a limited edition run of hand-forged bottle openers, crafted out of solid iron railroad spikes. Each opener is a functional art piece, showcasing the intricacies and nuances of the blacksmithing craft. The exhibition will document the production of the openers, which will be hand stamped and numbered editions for Art in the Age.
Join us for an opening reception at the Art in the Age shop on First Friday, March 2nd, 6-8PM