Dale Wedig is a Professor of Art and Design at Northern Michigan University where he has been the Head of Metalsmithing and Sculpture departments for 32 years. His studio work ranges in size from jewelry to architectural installations and assumes metal processes from blacksmithing, welding, casting, sheet-forming, fabrication and foundry applications. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. Wedig works out of his Upper Michigan home surrounded by trees, lakes, rivers and ice most of the year. He believes it is important to keep busy doing whatever it is that your hands find to do, life without labor is guilt and nothing smells better than rotting leaves and dirt.