I am developing curriculum for computer numeric control systems. Specifically cnc plasma cutting. If you would like to learn more please sign up for the All metal arts newsletter at Allmetalarts.org
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I teach a variety of classes, please check out the recently added calendar page at Allmetalarts.org to see what I am offering and when. Enrollment is handled through Eventbrite.
I recently completed fire detection test equipment for the Mount Baker Tunnel test.
Currently I am collaborating with Chris Young and Neal Stephenson on a sculptural installation which blends science, art, dinner, and of course, fire. Our most recent iteration on this work concluded on the 2011 solstice. The next iteration may involve a transparent oven to be built over the summer of 2012.
Here is a link to the photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/hazardfactor/6682887041/in/photostream
Thank you Ryan Matthews Smith for these stunning images.
I am, of course teaching from my studio aka Hazardfactory. I am offering gift certificates for several classes, a GREAT Seasonal gift for your friend/fam/signifigantspouse.
My livingsocial deal goes live tommorrow. i am very excited to be presenting a new class format.
As part of the work with Chris and Neal, I am dusting off my favorite set of handheld flamethrowers for ignite sear char rotate see smell devour action!
I hope to turn these items into line of designer flamethrower accessories for the discerning pyro enthusiast..
I contributed five pieces of art to Tacomas' "First Night" festivities. the 2012 new years festivities. This included a fourteen foot fire breathing Dragon Puppet.
I have been invited to help design and build the tallest building in the world by a group of quietly mad, overtly intelligent people. this has led to a lot of research into micro tig and plasma and resistance welding.
After the 20th I get back into developing the Sport of the future which I (moi as in muahahaha) invented. You will know… and Tremble. Or sign up.
This past summer, South Seattle Community College hired me to teach a federally funded program for long term unemployed king county residents. I taught three cohorts of twenty to thirty students for thirty weeks in the "Greenlight" program at SSCC Georgetown Campus. The purpose of the program was to equip students with skills that would help them gain employment in the industrial and manufacturing sector. I developed curriculum, and taught students with no prior experience a broad base of related skills. Students learned how to weld and work metal with common tools. How to operate machine equipment like lathes and milling machines, how to use a cnc plasma cutter, basic foundry work, patternmaking, correcting mold issues How to measure and layout, occupational safety, workplace communication skills, electronics theory, use of electronic test equipment, circuit assembly, part identification and repair. Students graduated with a host of new skills and confidence in their ability to learn new material.
In the earlier part of this past summer I worked on a bike power generation project for the West Seattle Summer Festival. This project was called Hack-cycle and it premiered on July 8th and ran for three days at the West Seattle Summer Festival. With a little luck and a lot of pre-planning it will happen this coming year 2012 as well.
I was very pleased to be invited to the Olympic Sculpture Park to show work on June 17th 2011.. It was a gorgeous evening and I hope to show work there again.
This video clip is from the finale of Hazardfactorys' presentation of the sixth annual Power Tool Drag Races! June 11th 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKqfnedDcmQ
Here is my interview in Wired Magazine! http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/05/hazardfactory-fire-arts/ May 13th 2011.
Currently, I am teaching a course on sustainablility and green manufacture at SSCC and teaching a variety of work at my Studio.
Conversation with an open flame. A recent video, 3-10-2011
I am an Industrial Artist in the Seattle area. I maintain a 2200 sq ft sculptural metalworking facility.
I work with industrial tools, materials and techniques to produce sculptural works that frequently make use of electronics, electro-mechanical and robotics components, high voltage, and fire.
I recently showed as part of the Steambot exhibit in the Kirkland arts Center.
I founded and direct Hazardfactory.org, an industrial arts organization in the Seattle area.
I teach welding metal-casting and fabrication, and run a high end fabrication business. I teach private and group classes.
Please contact Rusty at hazardfactor(at) gee male dot com if you are interested in Hazardfactory.
If you are interested in learning mig, tig, oxy-fuel, or "stick" welding check out my teachstreet listing http://www.teachstreet.com/metalworking/mig-welding-intensive/li-48l1npaakg or e-mail allmetalarts (at) gee male dot com.
I am currently learning CAD and CNC programming so that I can better exploit the cnc Plasma cutter I have on loan.
This and other projects are described on my blog pages.