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Education

Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry 

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

August 2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

May 2013

Magna Cum Laude

Dean’s List

 

Experience

Teaching Assistant Intern in Design Technology  

Marlborough College, Wiltshire, United Kingdom  

2016-2017  

Assist in teaching design classes grades nine through thirteen, Instruct jewelry classes, Specialized tutoring

Jewelry Studio Monitor

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2015-2016

Help manage studio, supervise safe studio practices, maintain equipment and tools, assist students with projects and technical issues.

 

Freelance Jeweler

Self-Employed, Savannah, GA, Valdosta, GA

2012-Present 

Design, create, and sell custom and unique wearables from precious metals and gemstones

Internship

Red Clay Consulting, Atlanta, GA

2013-2014

Custom painting, graphic design, and artwork, event planning, personal assistantship

Related Experience

Educator’s Workshop in Enameling

2016

Assisted with an series of enameling workshops for an art educator’s conference, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design   

 

American Craft Council Show

Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

2016

Create cohesive body of wearables for sale at the American Craft Council Show (2016) in association with the Savannah College of Art and Design

 

SCAD Summer Seminar

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2015

Assisted professor in teaching 2 week-long SCAD Summer Seminar program in Jewelry for high school students

Foldforming Workshop

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2015

Assisted with a metal-forming workshop for a British High School Exchange program, hosted by The Savannah College of Art and Design

 

Teaching Assistant Internship

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2014

     Foundations Department - “Creative Thinking Solutions” - Assisted professor with classroom management, collaborated with professor on lesson plans, assisted students during class time, helped lead class discussions

    Jewelry Department - “Introduction to Jewelry Making” - Assisted professor with classroom management, gave technical demos, created educational aids, assisted with grading, led extra-help sessions, tutored students outside of class, assisted in leading class sessions and demonstrations

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

2014

Created cohesive body of wearables for sale at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show (2014) in association with the Savannah College of Art and Design

Conferences

2016

East Carolina University Metals Symposium: “Material Topics: In Flux”

Greenville, NC

 

Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference: “SNAGNext”

Ashville, NC

- Keynote Presentation: Don Friedlich, Striving for Balance

- Biba Schutz: Finding Your Worth

- David M. Baker and AGTA

- Susie Ganch: From the Frontlines in Academia: Incorporating Ethical and Sustainable Practices into Curricula

2015

Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference: “Impact: Looking Back, Forging Forward”

- Keynote Presentation: Ruudt Peters, 2mm Squared

- Liesbeth den Besten, Private Passion and Cultural Heritage – A Paradox?

- Demo: Kate Wolf for Rio Grande

- Rapid Fire Presentations, Social Impact: Sam Aquillano, Gabriel Craig, Jason Talbott

- Demo: Efharis Alepedis for Charon Kransen Arts

- Rapid Fire Presentations, Innovation: Nervous System, Nadya Peek, and Arthur Ganson

- Demo: Betty Helen Longhi and Cynthia Eid for AllCraft

 

 

Workshops and Lectures

2016

Artist talk: “Intersections: Person and Place”

SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

- Speakers - Janet Biggs, Jeffrey Gibson and Gamaliel Rodríguez

2015

Making Meaning in the Marketplace Symposium - “Post Digital Craft”

SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

- Speakers - Dena Molnar, Courtney Starrett

 

Workshop: “Fact to Form and Back Again: A Post-Digital Collaboration”

Jewelry Department, Savannah, GA

- With Courtney Starret, jewelry artist

 

Workshop: “Creative Careers”

Jewelry Department, Savannah, GA

- With Mia Hebib, jewelry designer

 

2014

Lecture: Mia Hebib, artist and designer

Jewelry Department, Savannah, GA

 

Workshop: with artist and designer Mia Hebib

Jewelry Department, Savannah, GA

 

Lecture: “Hair to There and Back Again”

SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

- Lecturer - Sonia Clark, artist

 

Lecture: “Downton and Beyond: Fashion Jewelry and History from 1890-1929”

SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

- Lecturer - Andrew Prince, jeweler and costumer for ‘Downton Abbey’

 

2013

“For the Love and Money: On Contemporary and Commercial Jewelry” Savannah, GA

      - Lecturer - Suzanne Ramljak, editor of Metalsmith Magazine           

 

Making Meaning in the Marketplace Symposium - “Creative Communities: Cultivating Innovation through Cross Sector Collaboration”

Savannah, GA

      - Speakers - Matt Olson, Kate Bordine, Megan Auman, Rebecca Burgess

Solo Exhibitions

2016

- MEMENTO.

Oglethorpe Gallery, Savannah, GA

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2015

- Small Works

Gutstein Gallery, Savannah GA

- Savannah College of Art and Design Jewelry Department Trunk Show

Fahm Hall Gallery at SCAD, Savannah, GA (Fall)

- Savannah College of Art and Design Jewelry Department Trunk ShowPei Ling Chan Gallery, Savannah, GA (Spring)

- 6th Annual SCAD Student Design Competition hosted by The Atlanta Jewelry Show (1st Place, Brooch Category)

Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, GA

- Savannah College of Art and Design Internal Jewelry Department Juried Scholarship Competition

Fahm Hall Gallery at SCAD, Savannah, GA

 

 

2014

- 38th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show

Philadelphia, PA

- 5th Annual SCAD Student Design Competition hosted by The Atlanta Jewelry Show

Atlanta, GA

- Savannah College of Art and Design Jewelry Department Trunk Show

Savannah, GA

- Savannah College of Art and Design Internal Jewelry Department Juried Scholarship Competition

Savannah, GA

 

2013

- Valdosta State University Art Department Graduating Senior Exhibition

Valdosta, GA

 

2012

- Valdosta State University Student Competition

Valdosta, GA

- Valdosta State University Mother’s Day Ceramics Sale

Valdosta, GA

- Valdosta State University Holiday Ceramics Sale

Valdosta, GA

- South West Georgia Art Invitational

Albany, GA

 

2011

 - Eta Theta Kappa Pi Juried Art Exhibition (Best in Show)

Valdosta, GA

-South West Georgia Art Invitational (Superlative, Ceramics & Best in Category, Sculpture)

Albany, GA

 - Valdosta State University Mother’s Day Ceramics Sale

Valdosta, GA

 - Valdosta State University Holiday Ceramics Sale

Valdosta, GA

 

 

Awards and Honors

2015

- Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference Student Scholarship

- SJTA’s Atlanta Jewelry Show Juried Exhibition Competition

        1st Place, Brooches

- SCAD Honors Graduate Scholarship

 

2013

- Who’s Who of College Students

 

2012

- Who’s Who of College Students

 

2011

- Eta Theta Kappa Pi Juried Art Exhibition

        Best in Show

- South West Georgia Art Invitational

        Superlative (ceramics)

        Best in Category (sculpture)

- Art Department Award for Excellence in Bachelors of Arts Program

- Lee Bennett Scholarship Winner

 

2009

- Wendy Murphy Memorial Scholarship Winner

 

2008

- Georgia Governor’s Honors Program

 

 

Organizations

2015 - Present - Society of North American Goldsmiths

2015 - Present - SCAD Jewelry Club

2011 - 2013 - Golden Key Honors Society

2010 - 2013 - Eta Theta Kappa Pi (ΚΠ) – Honorary Art Fraternity

2010 - Alpha Lambda Delta (ΑΛΔ) – Honors Association

2009 - Honors Student Association (HSA)

 

 

Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Experience with Adobe Creative Programs CS6,

Experience with Rhinoceros 5

Experience in customer service, event planning

Experience leading a classroom

 

 

Technical Skills

Jewelry Making

Bench work, Stone setting, Soldering, Welding, Centrifugal casting, Machine Polishing, Hand Polishing, Working with Precious and Base Metals, Forming, Forging, Beading, Woodworking, Carving, Investing, Piercing, Sculpting, Ceramic work, Enameling, Experience with power tools and shop tools.

 

Ceramics

Wheel Throwing, Coil, Slab, and Pinch Hand-building, Sculpting, Glaze Mixing, Reduction Firing, Oxidation Firing, Raku Firing, Soda Firing, Saggar Firing,

 

Sculptural

Stone Carving, Bronze Casting, Lost Wax Casting Methods, Gravity Casting, Glass Fusing, Stained Glass, Welding, Wood Shop

 

Digital

Laser Cutting, 3D Rapid Prototyping, Rhinoceros 5 Rendering, Graphic Design in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator