Michael Lujan: Bone Sculpture, 2017, bronze

Axle Contemporary, 505-670-5854 or 505-670-7612

Axle Contemporary presents The Luted Crucible, an exhibition of small bronzes by students from the New Mexico School for the Arts, using a pre-industrial casting technique taught by visiting artist Piers Watson as well as working with artist Brian Fleetwood on 3-D printing technology. Watson uses a wood-fired casting process he learned apprenticing with bronze casters in Chhattisgarh, India. Axle will be at 926 Baca St. on Friday, Dec. 1, hosting a 5 p.m. reception during the Baca Street Arts Tour. Visit for updates on the mobile gallery’s location. Watson gives a talk at the Center for Contemporary Arts (1050 Old Pecos Trail) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.