April 14, 2019 from 1 to 2:30 pm
In The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Patricia (Trica) Knox came to the University of Iowa as a potter but found herself working in Chunghi Choo’s metal’s studio most of the time. After completing her MA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry in 1982, she established her own studio and began selling her work in galleries around the US.
“There are umpteen tools and processes to get acquainted with. Metalworking is fun and some of the processes can be dangerous. I like to play in the metal with torch and tools. It’s the combination of required precision, coupled with the use of a cut and paste process, that I find challenging and entertaining.”
Patricia has taken training with the Gemological Institute of America and Blaine Lewis at New Approach School. She was one of the 14 artists who founded Iowa Artisans Gallery in 1984. When she moved away from the area with her spouse, she met other artists in Chicago, West Virginia, Vermont, and greater Washington DC. While in Lake Co Illinois, she taught jewelry at Kaleidoscope School in Barrington, IL. She moved back to Iowa City in 2002.
THE ARTIFACTORY is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit. Our vision is to create a community arts center in Iowa City that includes classrooms, studios, a gallery and store, space for performances and private events, a commercial kitchen, coffee shop and wine bar. It’s a place for learning the arts from master teachers, for sharing equipment, and for meeting other art-loving people. To begin testing concepts, we have launched programming through our Art in the Afternoon series and Life Drawing offerings. Learn more at http://artifactory.artsiowacity.org
ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop usually held on the 3rd Sunday of month. This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community.