Grace Hilliard-Koshinsky

Grace Hilliard-Koshinsky

Welding Instructor

As a metal smith and maker, my work ranges in size from jewelry scale to larger sculptural objects. I work with ferrous and non-ferrous metals in addition to other materials such as wood, fabric and enamel.

I am hyper-observant of the bags and luggage people carry with them. I notice their bodily relationship, if they use the bag for support, or whether there appear to be alterations of the original design. I’m captivated when I observe care and/or disregard. Both are out of the realm of¬† my control. Because I am not the caretaker of these bags, I am incapable¬† of saving them if they are mistreated.

I am interested in the notion of being kept vs. given away. Through the format of luggage, I pair respected “valuable” materials with easily discarded ones such as trash liners and cardboard. I do this to examine the idea that perceived value determines whether people or objects are kept or given away.

Classes taught:

  • Introduction to TIG Welding
  • Introduction to MIG Welding
  • Womens-Only Welding