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Sharon Massey is an Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metals at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). In 2016 she was the only American chosen to exhibit in the 25th Legnica International Jewellery Competition in Legnica, Poland. Her jewelry was selected for both Schmuck 2014 and Schmuck 2015 in Munich, Germany. From 2012 to 2015 Sharon served on the board of directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). In 2009 she received the Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) Emerging Artist Award and was included in Lucca Preziosa Young. Images of her jewelry have been published in eight books, including The Art of Enameling and Art Jewelry Today 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Editions. Sharon’s work is included in the collection of the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, California, the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. She received her BFA from Winthrop University in 1999 and her MFA from East Carolina University in 2006. After living in Pittsburgh for 5 years, she now lives in a renovated commercial structure in Homer City, PA with her husband and their dogs.