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BIO

Jessica Todd received a Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry / Metals / Enameling under Kathleen Browne from Kent State in 2014, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art with a concentration in Metal Art and Technology under James Thurman from Penn State in 2008. In 2008-09 she earned a Diploma of Hispanic Studies from the University of Barcelona. Jessica received a Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Educational Endowment Scholarship in 2013, and has exhibited work and taught workshops locally and nationally. Publications include Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process (Schiffer Publishing), Humor in Craft (Schiffer Publishing), and Fabric Printing at Home (Quarry Books). She currently serves on the Conference Program Committee for SNAG and the Conference Planning Committee for the Alliance of Artists Communities. Jessica is the Residency Manager for the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, FL. The residency is a program of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and serves over 70 artists from around the country and world to live and work for five weeks at the former home and studio of the late contemporary artist Robert Rauschenberg. Jessica is passionate about studying and addressing issues of equity, access, and inclusion in the fields of contemporary craft, artists’ communities, and beyond.