29 – Loran Scruggs

Metal assemblage sculptures

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Tin Shop
621 “S” Street, Port Townsend, Washington 98368
(360) 643-1096


I will be demonstrating how to make a whistle using tin cans and bottle caps. I will also have a two-dimensional piece laid out and in process showing attachment of tin to wood using nails, glue and other cold connections. A step by step written DIY of how to make a bi plane ornament using a soup can is available in PDF for those with email.

Directions to studio:

From the Northwind Arts Center at 2409 Jefferson Street (on Sims Way), turn right on Sims Way, and then turn left on Washington Street. Go up the hill, and turn left on Walker Street. Walker will turn into Cherry Street (headed towards Fort Worden). Follow up hill, turning right on “S” Street (you can only turn east) and go 3 blocks to the end of the street. Studio is at the end of the street.

Artist statement:

I am interested in joy. Color is joyous for me, so I use printed tin cans for their color and glint. A lot of my work references childhood and play, for myself play is a time of being in the moment, no past or future worries, a time of joy. I hope that my work puts an amused smile on people’s faces, for when we smile we are in the moment, engaged, attentive and happy.

Studio is open by appointment only during the rest of the year.

Photo of Loran is courtesy Gale Zuckerman from the book “Craft Activism”

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