Nathanael Weiss "Only down from here"
Incubation: Artists in Pursuit of Discovery

Nathanael Weiss "Only down from here"


steel, brass, walnut
forged, filed, soldered, carved
3" x 8" x 1.25"

"My selected piece for this exhibition is a trowel that encompasses many of the skills I learned while being an assistant at Peters Valley. The ruggedness of the forging, compiled with refined elements, such as the brass ferrule that will age with time and use, and a walnut handle, carved by hand, help to create a delicate balance between rough and refined."

While being an assistant at Peters Valley, I was exposed to so much in such a brief period of time, it showed me what fine craft truly is. I felt emboldened to take risks and explore. This experience has left a lasting impression on my personal studio practice, as well as a deep impression on myself as an individual. The pressure chamber of a craft school environment yields great acceleration in an understanding of concept and execution. My experiences from my time spent here echo throughout my life, and are likely to resonate for years to come.

Nathanael Weiss, High Falls, NY
Nathanael Weiss is a metalsmith hailing from south central Pennsylvania, currently residing in High Falls, New York. Primarily, his training has been through craft schools and other on-the-job experiences. Having traveled and worked around the country, from New York to Texas, and several places in between, Nathanael has been provided with a unique education. As a metalsmith, most of Nathanael’s work deals with technical and refined forging forms, focusing on utility, while incorporating elegant design. 

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