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Kenneth MacBain


MacBain earned his MFA in Metals from Temple University and his BFA in

Gold and Silversmithing from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz. He is currently teaching at

New Jersey City University in the art department. A participant in numerous

national and international exhibitions, MacBain's work is also displayed in

public and private collections. Most of MacBain's current work is

one-of-a-kind silver table objects, many of which can be seen in books and



My current body of work is based mainly on combining basic geometric

forms to create rhythms and tensions. Achieving an overall balance and sense

of harmony are important aspects of my work. Without the distractions of

surface ornamentation, the viewer may focus on the overall form of the piece.


While traditional forming techniques are valuable, I find the use of

CAD/CAM technologies to be particularly exciting. The simple designs which I

work with are perfectly suited for these techniques which add a sharpness

which would otherwise be lost.