I am passionate about guiding students in acquiring new techniques, strengthening concepts in their work, and strategizing future career goals. Please contact me if you are interested in hosting a workshop.
While earning my MFA at Kent State, I taught the following undergraduate Jewelry/Metals courses:
Intro to Jewelry/Metals I in Spring 2012, 2013 and 2014
Jewelry Concepts and Techniques in Fall 2012
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) for Jewelry in Fall 2013
Past workshops include:
Locket Workshop, full-day workshop, Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Cape Coral, FL
Maintaining an Art Practice After Graduation, lecture, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Selling Your Craft Online, full-day workshop, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Etsy Workshop, full-day workshop, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Kinetic Jewelry Techniques, demo, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Basic Jewelry Techniques, demo, Lee Arts Educators Association, Fort Myers, FL
CAD • 3D Printed Jewelry
Create an entirely 3D-printed piece of jewelry that contains at least one moving or interlocking part.
CAD • Mini Series
Using a combination of 3D-printed objects and hand-fabricated settings or components, create a series of 3 to 5 rings, brooches, or small-scale sculptures.
CAD • Laser Cut Project
Alter, assemble, or fabricate laser-cut materials - created from original vector drawings - to transform them into a dynamic 3-dimensional piece or series.
CAD • Modeled Object
Replicate a physical object in Rhinoceros with precision and create renderings of the 3D modeled object.
Jewelry Concepts • Kinetic Jewelry
Fabricate a piece of jewelry incorporating a mechanism.
Jewelry Concepts • Casting Multiples
Use multiple castings to create a piece or series emphasizing repetition or metamorphosis.
Jewelry Concepts • Stone Setting
Bezel, tube, and prong stone setting samples.
Intro to Jewelry/Metals • Hollow Form Rings
Fabricate a pair of hollow form rings.
Intro to Jewelry/Metals • Medallions
Use cold connections and chain-making techniques to create a concept-based medallion.