7 February 2020
1:00PM — Cowgill 300

Stephanie Metz

IDS Thought Leaders Series

Industrial Design visiting speaker series with artist Stephanie Metz
Robotic Needle Felting: Craft + Technology

Stephanie Metz’s innovative sculpture in felted wool has garnered international attention. Her artwork, focused on the relationship between humans and the natural world, fuses sharp wit, thoughtful observation and careful craftsmanship in an unusual material to blur the line between art and science, natural and unnatural, organic and man-made.

Join Stephanie Metz and Virginia Tech’s Jonas Hauptman for a presentation of Stephanie’s artwork and their collaboration on a speculative robotic felting application. This research is supported by a Materials-Based Research Grant from the Center for Craft as well as a grant from the Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology at Virginia Tech.