Carl Reed is a sculptor and Professor Emeritus at Colorado College. His sculptures range from gallery-scaled pieces to large, site-specific public projects. He is particularly interested in the expressive capacity of materials, and often combines stone, wood, metal and concrete. Carl’s work has been exhibited nationally and in Sweden.
Carl's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jun 14 - 18, 2021
Opposites Attract: steel combined with soft materials
For 4,000 years humans have been making steel. Often associated with industry, strength and violence, this workshop seeks to challenge those intrinsic attributes. Students explore the alloy’s visual delicacy as well as its relationship with its aesthetic “opposites”—soft, vulnerable and unexpected materials. Exercises address both technical and creative inquiries regarding cutting, shaping and welding. One asks: What are the technical and conceptual assumptions we make when using steel? What happens when it becomes a secondary compositional element instead of a primary foundation?