Workshop Instructor Bios

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Workshop Instructor Bios


  • Mike Rossi is the principal of Rossi Metal Design based in Philadelphia, specializing in unique architectural works and sculpture. Born in Pontiac, Michigan, he has a BFA in blacksmithing from Northern Michigan University, and an MFA in metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA as well as the National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis, TN and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. He has taught at Ox-Bow School of Art, Penland School of Craft, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Bryn Athyn College, and Kalamazoo College. He was recently awarded the Windgate Artist Residency at Purchase College, NY.
    Forged by Design | July 16-20 


  • Carol Stirton-Broad holds a BFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and has also studied at Glasgow School of Art (Scotland), Orsoni (Venice, Italy), Scuola Arte del Mosico (Ravenna, Italy) and the Chicago Mosaic School. Stirton-Broad has taught ceramic and mosaic workshops at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), Fleisher Art Memorial (Philadelphia), Main Line Art Center (Haverford, PA), and the Abington Art Center (Jenkintown, PA). Stirton-Broad’s work has been exhibited in many locations, including the Magic Garden, The Clay Studio, Ariana Gallery (Royal Oak, MI), the Bath House Cultural Center (Dallas), Abington Art Center, Fleisher Art Memorial, Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the Tyler School of Art. Smalti Mosaic | July 9-13