The context for Jean’s work can be found in craft and fine metalworking as well as folk art and mixed media. Her early work emphasized materials and process: found tin and nonferrous sheet metal hammered over wood. In the three bodies of work presented below, printed commercial tin was cut, shaped, and then secured to wood using a variety of nails and upholstery tacks. The forms often relied on functional shapes like vessels. The embossed and stamped surfaces referenced teaching by using sequential images of instruction, describing, and labeling.