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Artist In The Making: Through The Fire

Katie Hayden leads a tour past anvils, torches, and a centrifuge to reveal just how grueling it is to earn a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at IU.

Artworks’ Artist in the Making series documents emerging artists.

In September we first got to know Katie Hayden, an art student recently admitted to the BFA program in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. In our first conversation, Hayden explained how arduous the program is—from the courses required even before applying to the hours of labor that go into completing a simple chain.

This time, Hayden takes us to the heart of the program, to show just how much work goes into becoming a metalsmith…and just what those sounds that you’re hearing in your art history class might be.

Yaël Ksander

WFIU's Arts Desk Editor, Yaël seeks out and shepherds the stories of artists, musicians, writers, and other creative people. In addition, Yaël co-hosts A Moment of Science, writes essays for A Moment of Indiana History, produces Speak Your Mind (WFIU's guest editorial segment), hosts music and news hours throughout the week, and lends her voice to everything from accounting courses to nature documentaries. Yaël holds a MFA in painting from Indiana University, an MA in art history from Columbia University, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where she studied languages and literature.

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