Eclectic Jeweler and Metalsmith Robert Ebendorf Visits the Dodd

Off the Street, On the Beach;  mixed media of found objects
Image: Off the Street, On the Beach;  mixed media of found objects

Eclectic jeweler and metalsmith Robert Ebendorf visits the Dodd this week and will deliver a public lecture on Thursday, November 3rd at 5:00pm. One of America's premier jewelry artists, Ebendorf is famed for imaginative work that combines disparate materials. His active curiosity has led to the pioneering inclusion in his work of a wide variety of materials, ranging from Korean newspapers to natural river stones, Formica to discarded consumer goods. Ebendorf has also been an influential metals professor for over forty years at various institutions and arts centers such as Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, the State University of New York, New Paltz and East Carolina University.

Ebendorf earned his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of Kansas. A Fulbright grant enabled Ebendorf to study in 1963 at Norway's state School for Applied Arts and Crafts. Upon receiving a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant, he returned to Norway from 1965 to 1966 to work at Norway Silver Designs in Fredikstad. Ebendorf is a founding member and past president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

Funded by the Ann Orr Memorial Fund.

Generously sponsored by the the Athens Metal Arts Guild

Organized by the Dodd Jewelry & Metalwork Program and the Phi Beata Heata student organization

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