Education

1988

Master of Fine Arts, Jewelry Design/Metalsmithing, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

1985

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Jewelry Design/Metalsmithing and Painting - Miami University, Oxford, Ohio


Professional Experience (selected)

2011–2014

President, Society of North American Goldsmiths (1 year President-Elect, 2 years President, 1 year Past-President)

1991–Present

Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, Professor, Jewelry/Metals


Honors and Awards (selected)

2012

Faculty Member of the Year, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

2003

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship

1999

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship

1995

Mid Atlantic/NEA Regional Fellowship.

1994

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship

Exhibitions (selected)

2017

20/20, Collaboration with 21 artists, Marion Cage Gallery, New Orleans, LA, National

2016

I.M.A.G.I.N.E. PEACE NOW, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC, International, Invitational, Traveling

2015

COOPERATION GARNISH, Collaboration with Dan DiCaprio, SNAG Boston Conference, International, Traveling

FOUR HANDS ARE BETTER THAN TWO, Collaboration with Adrienne GraftonEast Carolina University, Greenville, NC, National

RESIDENTS AND RESIDENCE: An Exhibition of Somewhat Regional Makers” at Seton Hill University, in Greensburg, PA

2014

METALSMITHING TODAY, Midland Museum of Art, Midland, MI, Invitational, National

2013

SUP BROOCH, One-Wall-Gallery, On-line Gallery, Juried, International

MU DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY AND ALUMNI SHOW, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH, National, Invitational

 METALS 2013, Walter B. Ford Building, College of Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, Regional, Invitational

2012

BEHIND THE BROOCH, Crafthuas.ning.com. Juried, International, online.

THE ART OF INFLUENCE, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC, National, Invitational

PRESIDENTAL:  THE ART OF LEADERSHIP, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, National, Invitational

SMALL METALS IN THE STEEL CITY, Society of Contemporary Craft Mellon One Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Regional

2011

JEWELRY + OBJECTS, Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland, MI, National, Juried

COOPERATIVE TABLEWARE, Fancy Gallery, Seattle, WA, National, Juried, (Collaborative Works with Karen Ernst.)

TORCH SONG, THE METALS INVITATIONAL, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

2010

SEEKING/HOLDING, Bausch and Lomb World Headquarters, Rochester, NY (2 Person)

2009

SEEKING/HOLDING, Bausch and Lomb World Headquarters, Rochester, NY (2 Person)

FORMS IN METAL, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA, National, Invitational

THE Art OF OPENING: CORKSCREWS AND BOTTLE STOPPERS, Woodturners Center, Philadelphia, PA, National, Invitational

2008

…OF LINEAGE AND LEAGACY, Hall Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, National, Invitational

THE PIONEERS OF ART JEWELLERY, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan, Juried, International, Traveling.

2007

INTERNATIONAL CRAFT TREND FAIR 2007; 1000 CUPS, COEX Atlantic Hall of Korea World Trade Center, Seoul, Korea, Invitational, International

METALSMITHS LINKING, Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College, Tokyo, Japan, Invitational, International

2006

NATURE/CULTURE:  ARTISTS RESPOND TO THEIR ENVIRONMENT, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, Invitational, National, Traveling

2005

MADE IN AMERICA, RIT, Rochester, NY, Invitational, National

EXPLORING THE BEAD, Yaw Gallery, SOFA Chicago, Invitational, National.

2004

CONNECTIONS, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA followed by Boston Museum of Fine Art, Invitational, International

EDUCATORS/EDUCATED:  JEWELRY AND METALS IN OHIO, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, Invitational, National, Traveling

2003

ART OF GOLD, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, Invitational, National, Traveling

CONTACT.  Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, EUP Faculty.

2001

THE RING, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Invitational, International

2000

PRECIOUS BOTANICALS, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, Invitational, Solo

1998

BENCHMARKERS: WOMEN IN METALS, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, Invitational, National, Traveling

1996

EXHIBITION IN PRINT, Metalsmith, Juried, National

1994

CONTEMPORARY SILVERSMITH, American Silver Museum, Meriden, CT, Juried,

1993

A STUDY OF NATURE, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH, Juried, Solo

1992

CREATIVE FORCES, Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence, Harrisburg, PA, Regional

1991

AGRESSION, Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany, Invitational, Traveling


Publication, Bibliography, Lectures (selected)

2017

Townsend, Jenn, Zettle-Sterling, Renee, CAST, Schiffer Publishing

2016

Personal Paths, American Craft Magazine.  Article on my work by Brigitte Martin, founder of Crafthaus.

Korinchak, Sandra, Art Jewelry Today 4, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA.

2014

Angulo, Lorena, Behind the Brooch. Schiffer Publsihing.       

Lecture, Material Matters Symposium, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Lecture on personal artwork, Houston Metal Arts Guild, Houston, TX

2013

Eid, Cynthia & Longhi, Betty Helen, Creative Metal Forming. Brynmorgen Press

2011

Snyder, Jeffery B., Art Jewelry Today 3, Schiffer Publishing.

LeVan, Martha, 21st Century Jewelry, Lark Books

2008

LeVan, Martha, 500 Wedding Rings, Lark Books

Adelson, Debra, The Art of Plastic and Resin Jewelry.  Lark Book

2007

Lecture on personal artwork.  Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

Lecture on personal artwork, Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College, Tokyo, Japan

Lecture on personal artwork, Japanese Jeweler’s Design Association, Tokyo, Japan

Fenster, Fred, 500 Vessels, Lark Books

2006

Lecture “Hollowware:  Inspired From Natural Elements”  SOFA (Sculptural Objects, Functional Art,) Chicago, IL, International Exposition and Lecture Series

Goldberg, Joanna, The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing

2005

Penland Book of Jewelry, Lark Books.

Lecture “The Metalwork of Sue Amendolara and Edinboro University Students,” The Yamanashi Jewelry Institute, Kofu, Japan

2004

Ebendorf, Robert. W, 1000 Rings, Lark Books.

2003

Meilach, Dona Z.  Art Jewelry Today, Schiffer Publishing.

Wire, CeCe, Creative Metal Clay Jewelry, Lark Books.

2001

Simon, Marjorie, "Nature vs. Nurture," Feature Article, Metalsmith, Fall 2001

McDaniel, Lynda, "Distillations of Nature,” American Style Magazine, Winter 2000/2001

2000

Rabinovitch, B.C. and Clifford, Helen.  Contemporary Silver:  Commissioning, Designing, Collecting. London: Merrill Publishers, distributed by Rizzoli.

1996

Taiwan Handicrafts, Taiwan Provincial Handicrafts Research Institute, Taiwan, ROC

1995

Monroe, Michael W. The White House Craft Collection of American Crafts. Abrams.

McGrath, Jinks, Encyclopedia of Jewelry Making Techniques. Quarto Publishing, London.


Lectures And Juror (selected)

2017

Lecture on personal artwork.  University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary.

2015

Juror (one of 3) for the Society of North American Goldsmiths international exhibition “We are SNAG: Contemporary Smiths.” 

2014

Lecture on personal artwork, Material Matters Symposium, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2011

Craft in Sight, Video for Crafthaus, Vimeo and YouTube. Produced by Crafthaus

Lecture on personal artwork, California University of PA, California, PA

2010

Juror, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

2009

Lecture on personal artwork, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

2007

Lecture on personal artwork.  Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

Lecture on personal artwork, Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College, Tokyo, Japan

Lecture on personal artwork, Japanese Jeweler’s Design Association, Tokyo, Japan

Co-Curator for ‘Beyond Studio 9”, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, University, Edinboro, PA

2006

Lecture “Hollowware:  Inspired From Natural Elements” SOFA (Sculptural Objects, Functional Art,) Chicago, IL, International Exposition and Lecture Series


Collections

2010

Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, North Carolina

2009

University of North Dakota, Eugene E. Myers Collections

2005

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England (Seymour Rabinovitch Collection)

2000

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

1995

The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

1994

The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio

1993

The White House Crafts Collection, Washington D.C.


Professional Organizations

1986 - Present

Society of North American Goldsmiths

1988 - 2007

American Craft Council

1990 - Present

Society of American Silversmiths (Juried Member)


Professional Travel and Conference Attendance (selected)

2017

Hungary – 10 day trip to Hungary with Nazareth College students and faculty to attend “America Week” and tour the country.

2016

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador – Two week trip to tour islands and photograph natural sites and wildlife.

Senegal – Twelve-day travel with Toolbox Travel to work with jewelers and students.

Attended Material Matters Symposium at East Carolina University and accompanied students from Edinboro.

2014

El Salvador – Week-long travel accompanying high school students for mission trip.

Attended Material Matters Symposium at East Carolina University and accompanied students from Edinboro.

2013

Toronto, Canada - Attended the Society of North American Goldsmith Board

Meeting and annual conference.  Led board meeting as President.

Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park- Toured Parks for natural inspiration for artwork.

2012

Phoenix, AZ – Attended the Society of North American Goldsmith Board Meeting and annual conference. Led Board meeting as President.

Barcelona, Spain and Sardinia- To research contemporary jewelry for upcoming sabbatical.

Invited to participate in “Think Tank” for Crafts at Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA.

2011

Phoenix, AZ – To attend the Society of North American Goldsmith Board Meeting

Minneapolis, MN – Attended Strategic Planning Retreat for SNAG.     

Ireland and Scotland- Two week trip to travel throughout country to see historic sites.

Seattle, WA – Attended the Society of North American Goldsmiths Board Meeting and Annual Conference.

2010

Seattle, WA – To attend the Society of North American Goldsmiths Board of Directors Meeting.

Costa Rica - Two-Week trip to travel throughout the country to view the rainforest.

2009

Traveled throughout Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Denmark to view contemporary and historic artworks.

2008

Costa Rica – Two--week trip to travel throughout the country to view rainforest.

2007

Japan - Toured museums, gardens and temples in Tokyo and Kyoto.

Hawaii and Japan – One month trip to examine natural life and gardens in preparation for sabbatical in the spring 2008.

2006

Kendall College, Grand Rapids, MI – To attend a workshop on Rhino Digital Modeling Workshop