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Outreach/Demonstrations

 

Christopher volunteers to work with Santa Fe High School students every January in their metal shop on projects for ARTfeast Artist Champagne Brunch. The projects vary from functional tables and lamps to sculpture to fountains. SFHS raises money through this event for the students to continue working through this event.

 

Christopher Thomson also travels to Carbondale, Colorado every February to teach full time for a week at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in the blacksmith shop on campus that was founded by Francis Whittaker. Christopher learned blacksmithing from Francis when he attended Colorado Rocky Mountain School as a high school student. This year they designed a large free-form chandelier for the new boys dorm common room.

 

For the last 10 years, Christopher Thomson has also worked with international students from the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West in Montezuma, New Mexico who visit our studio once a week to take classes from Christopher. These future leaders of the world bring a rich array of multi-cultural aesthetics and skills to class and create a wide array of pieces. This year, students made a monumental human form, a go-cart, a contemporary ultra modern reclining chair, and knives and swords.

 

Christopher Thomson and his wife Susan Livermore are also involved in providing leadership in an organization that preserves land around their community of Ribera, New Mexico. Click here for more details.

 

Christopher Thomson Ironworks also provide in-kind donations to a number or organizations that they believe in.

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Christopher is available for a Performance Demonstration or Multimedia Presentation, please inquire @ susanctiron@gmail.com.