Thursday, April 7, 2011
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building L150
Mr. Sorgatz will discuss his process of prototyping and crafting fountain pens from scratch using late nineteenth and early twentieth century designs. He will discuss how he uses modern materials and technologies to create new and innovative based loosely upon the work of pioneering pen makers such as Parker Pen of Janesville, Wisconsin. He will also discuss the overlap of engineering and handcraft in the lecture and may possibly bring a nineteenth century decorative turning machine to demonstrate.
For more information, please see an earlier post written by Amy Brabender and Emma Silverman! This is the first of two public lectures associated with the 2011 Mid-America American Studies Association conference, "The Life of the Object."