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Scrap Gate
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About the Item

The "scrap gate" as it is known is a long-standing tradition in the Metals Studio. Local artist Dolph Smith and the second-year apprentice will jointly design and fabricate a gate or yard sculpture using scrap material from the blacksmith shop. This gate, created in 2016, was a collaborative effort between Dolph Smith and Ann Klicka.


About the Artists

Educator, painter, and bookmaker, Dolph Smith taught for many years at the Memphis College of Art. He retired in 1995 and was elected Professor Emeritus. In 2011, he received Tennessee's highest honor in the arts, the Governor's Arts Award in the Distinguished Artist Award category. He is currently Director Emeritus at the Metal Museum. He now lives in Ripley where he calls his home Tennarkippi.

Ann Klicka received her BFA in Sculpture from the Hartford Art School, CT. In addition to completing an apprenticeship at the Metal Museum, she has studied blacksmithing and metalworking techniques with masters across the United States. She has studied and taught at several schools including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Penland School of Crafts, the John C. Campbell Folk School, and the Peters Valley Craft school.

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Donated By Dolph Smith