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Metalsmith BenchTalk Past Favorites with Stacey Lee Webber

Metalsmith BenchTalk Past Favorites with Stacey Lee Webber

This Thursday, May 10th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk we'll be airing a rebroadcast of one of our favorite recent shows, a conversation with artist Stacey Lee Webber recorded earlier this year.    Bio: Stacey Lee Webber is a Philadelphia based artist who finds unique ways to recontextualize objects from blue collar neighborhoods.  Webber’s sculptures embody a refined aesthetic and challenge the conventional possibilities of everyday materials.  Through her investigations, Webber’ celebrates working class families which make up the heart of American culture.   Her 'craftsmen series' looks to contemporary american society, and the notion that pennies have become coins that are often discarded, or rarely used as currency. webber takes the copper change and meddles with it to produce basic workingman's tools, glorifying not only the object but also the material from which it is made. bringing together the labor of craft with traditional blue-collar work, the collection of monetary