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Lee Sauder
1365 Bird Forest Road, Lexington, VA 24450 • (540) 463-6632
www.leesauder.com thesauders@rockbridge.net

Traditional Craft Education:
• Proprietor: Germinal Ironworks, 2009- present
Woods Creek Forge, 1985-2009
• Journeyman Training: with Vaclav Jaros, Prague, Czechoslovakia 1987
with Chris Axelson, Viking Forge, Carmel, CA 1984
with OK Barnes, Taber Forge, Camden, ME 1980, 1981-1982
• Apprenticeship Training: with Larry Mann, Woods Creek Forge, Lexington, VA 1973-1979

Academic Education: Earlham College, Richmond, IN 1979-1981 National Merit Scholar

Selected Accomplishments:

• Invitational Exhibits of Sculpture:
Duo Exhibit , (with Elizabeth Sauder) “Working In Progress” Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College 2008
Group exhibit, “Iron Works” Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton NJ 2006
Group exhibit, “Bloom: Forged with Fire & Force” Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT
Group exhibit, “Intimate Abstraction” AVC Contemporary Arts Gallery, NY, NY 2003
Group exhibit, “Beyond Words: Contemporary Virginia Print Artists” Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth, VA 2003
Group exhibit, “20th Anniversary Show” Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2002
Group exhibit, “From Nature” AVC Contemporary Arts Gallery, NY, NY 2002
Group exhibit, “Forging Traditions” Pump House Regional Arts Center, La Crosse, WI 2002
Group exhibit, Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 2002
Solo exhibit, Americas’ Arts’ Gallery, Gettysburg, PA 2002
Group exhibit, “Small Wonders” The Best Seller, Lexington, VA, 2001
Solo exhibit & lecture, “Pyromancy” Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 2001, in conjunction with:
Sculpture workshop, Mountain Lake Workshop, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 2001
Solo exhibit & lecture, “Pyromancy” duPont Gallery, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA 2001
Solo exhibit, “Pyromancy” Avery Studio Gallery, Staunton, VA 2000
Group exhibit, “Smithwork” Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY 1999 Group exhibit, Nelson Street Gallery, Lexington, VA 1999
Solo exhibit, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA 1999
Group exhibit, “Rockbridge Contemporary Craftsmen” Southern Virginia College, Buena Vista, VA 1998
Solo exhibit, used as set for documentary film, 1998
Group exhibit, “Wrought Iron, Armor, and Other Metal” Staunton-Augusta Arts Center, Staunton, VA 1996
Group exhibit, Back Room Gallery, Lexington, VA 1995, 1994
Group exhibit, “Functional Crafts” South East Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC 1988
Group exhibit, “All Metal” Second Street Gallery, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA 1986
• Juried Exhibits of Sculpture:
Iron 2010,, National Ornamental Metal s Museum, Memphis TN 2010
Regional Art Show, Bath County Art Show, Warm Springs, VA 2005 •Best in Show
Larger-Than-Life, The Gallery at Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA 2002
Regional Art Show, Staunton-Augusta Arts Center, Staunton, VA 1997 • Merit Award ABANA Comes of Age, National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, TN 1995

• Publications:
Photos featured, “FROM FIRE TO FORM” Mathew S. Clarke, Schiffer Publishing, 2009
Photos featured, “IRONWORK TODAY” by Dona Meilach, Schiffer Publishing, 2006
Feature article, METALSMITH, Magazine of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Winter 2003
Article, “A Practical Treatise on Bloomery Smelting” HISTORICAL METALLURGY, Journal of the Historical
Metallurgy Society, London, vol. 36, part 2, Fall 2002
Article, “Practical Bloomery Smelting” Proceedings of the MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY,
Warrendale, PA Fall 2001
Photos featured, “NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS”, The Open Studios Press, 2001
Cover photo, artist profile, HEPHAISTOS, International magazine for Artist Blacksmiths, Winter 2001
Photos featured, “DIRECT METAL SCULPTURE” by Dona Meilach, Schiffer Publishing, 2000
Photos featured, “THE CONTEMPORARY BLACKSMITH” by Dona Meilach, Schiffer Publishing, 2000
Cover photos (front and back), THE ANVIL’S RING, Quarterly of The Artist Blacksmiths Association of North
America, Fall 1999
Article, “Basics of Bloomery Smelting” THE ANVIL’S RING, Fall 1999
Photos featured, “New Works” section of THE ANVILS RING, Fall 1997, Winter 1996-1997, Summer 1989,
Winter 1983-1984
Cover photo, THE ANVIL’S RING, Spring 1995
Photo featured, “SUCCESSFUL SIGN DESIGN, VOLUME #2”, Signs Of The Times Publishing Co., 1992
Photo featured, HOME MAGAZINE, September 1988


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