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Jennifer Harne

Jennifer Harne

Myersville, MD 21773
I like the primitive aspect of metalsmithing. A hammer, a flame and an idea; not much else is needed. My metalwork is a way of bringing a little bit of the archaic back to the attention of the modern world. We often take for granted the items purchased for our homes, rarely considering where they came from or whose hands did the shaping. This is one of the reasons I like to leave evidence of the forming process on a piece of metal art. Raising copper is a method of hammering that force the metal to compact, causing the finished piece to be thicker at the outer edge than the original sheet. It takes several courses of annealing and hammering to accomplish this. Each heating affects the patina and each course of hammering changes the shape. The red hues on many of my pieces are a result of a process patina I have been experimenting with for several years.

Copper Vessels

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The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.

The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.