"I discovered blacksmithing while I was a student at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. I was in the Metals Department, which specialized in jewelry, holloware, and small sculpture. I had no idea that blacksmithing was something that people did, let alone that it has an amazing contemporary community producing incredible sculpture and architectural work. The summer between my 2nd and 3rd year, I received scholarships to attend Haystack Mountain School of Craft and Penland School of Craft.
I fell utterly in love with the process."
Anne Bujold combines metalsmithing and blacksmithing techniques with alternative materials such as felt, ribbon, and plastics. In her sculptures, animals are agents examining the spaces between definitions, that fertile ground where new forms emerge. She is interested in blacksmithing as a contemporary art practice and the necessity of recognizing our interdependence with nature.
Bujold is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Louisiana, Lafaytte. She received her MFA from the Craft and Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University (2018) and BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft (2008). She was the Artist-In-Residence for the Metals Area at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN (2018-2020).