Thomas Markusen | Raspberry Candleholders ...
|Biography Statement Ask the Artist|
Thomas Markusen is on the Faculty of the State University of New York College at Brockport. During the past two decades, he's been active as an artist and educator--a leader in the Metalworking field. He was President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths from 1975 to 1982. In 1993 he received an "Arts for Greater Rochester (NY)" grant.
Markusen is represented in the collections of the Lannan Foundation in Palm Beach Florida, and the Vatican Museum.
Metal is a hard material, and a more resistant medium compared to others. Working with metal demands precision and scrupulous attention to detail.
Where do you get the ideas for your work?
Do you work alone on your craft, or with others?
Do you ever teach, or take on apprentices?
What's the most exciting part of creating your works?
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What sort of technology do you use in your work? Has the technology of your craft changed dramatically over the past 100 years?
Do you have any advice for somebody just starting out?
Can you share a "secret of the trade" with us--something nobody else knows or that you found out only after years of experience? Put another way--what do you wish somebody had told you when you were just starting out that might have saved you hours of wasted effort?
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