2006         MFA, Metal Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

1999        BFA Magna Cum Laude, Sculpture with concentration in Jewelry/Metals, Winthrop  University, Rock Hill, SC

Professional Experience

2014-present           Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor, Indiana, PA

2011-2014                Slippery Rock University, Gallery Director, Slippery Rock, PA

2012-2014                Waynesburg University, Adjunct Instructor, Waynesburg, PA

2011-2014                Community College of Allegheny County, Instructor, Pittsburgh, PA

2009-2012                Society for Contemporary Craft, Sales Gallery manager, Pittsburgh, PA

2008-2009                Purdue University, Visiting Instructor, West Lafayette, IN

2006-2008                Interlochen Arts Academy, Instructor, Interlochen, MI

2001-2003                Central Piedmont Community College, Instructor,Charlotte, NC


Selected Exhibitions

2019 Pathways Contemporary Craft Satellite Gallery at BNY Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA (solo exhibition)

Purpose/Process/Paper, The Paper Studio of Kiff Slemmons, Chicago, IL

The Haul, pop-up exhibition at SNAG Chicago

Retro/Future, Adorned Spaces exhibition at SNAG Chicago (curated by Aimee Howard Clinger)

Small Sculpture/Big Impact, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY

Six Years Smitten, Form + Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Building on the Body, 108 | Contemporary, Tulsa, OK

2018         2018 New Taipei City International Metal Craft Competition Exhibition Gold Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan 

Perfect Strangers Showcase 20a, Munich, Germany 

Place as Landscape, Place as Concept: Contemporary Enameling in the US National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Taipei, Taiwan

Vitreous Voices Wellington B. Grey Gallery, Greenville, NC 

Artists Who Teach Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA 

Identi-TEA: 16th Biennial Teapot Exhibition Craft Alliance, Saint Louis, MO 

Mountain Muse Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA

In Profile: Modern Cameos Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD

net/work Kauffman Gallery at Shippensburg University (two-person show with Sean Derry) 

IUP Faculty Triennial University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 106thAnnual Exhibition Southside Works, Pittsbugh, PA

Knockoff New York City Jewelry Week traveling exhibition, NYC, NY


2017         Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology Park, Beijing, China

From Minimal to Bling The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA 

Icons at Play Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY

IMAGINE: Peace Now Grey Gallery, Greenville, NC; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA 

Unconventional Departures Winthrop University Galleries, Rock Hill, SC

Current Reflections on the Natural and Man Made Texas Tech University, Landmark Arts Gallery, Lubbock, TX (curated by Gail Brown) 

Momentum: Juried Glass Exhibition The Arts Comission, Toledo, OH 

Teapots 11 Morgan Contemporary Glass, Pittsburgh, PA 

Pattern, Rhythm, Repetition Facèré Gallery, Seattle, WA

(In)Visible Wall Tallinn, Estonia 

Plate Glass Arrowmont Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN 

Duality of Presence super + Centercourt, Munich, Germany


2016         Shadow Themes Reinstein | Ross Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Biba Schutz and Marjorie Simon)

Walls Can’t Talk but These Tell Stories Hardwick Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO (solo exhibition)

Typeset and InTransit at ZOOM symposium, Milwaukee, WI 

Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Exhibition Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 105th Annual Juried Exhibition Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 

Forget Them Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY 

AAP New Member Exhibition The Mine Factory, Pittsburgh, PA 

25th Legnica International Jewellery Competition: CITY Legnica, Poland

Unexpected Craft Council of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada


2015         Schmuck 2015 67th Internationale Handwerksmesse, München, Germany; Glass-museum ZIBA, Prague, Czech Republic 

New Acquisitions: Contemporary Art Jewelry Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI 

Looking Ahead-2015 Master Artists Workshop Presenters Paducah School of Art and Design, Paducah, KY

A Sense Of Color: Invitational Enamel Exhibition Creative Metalsmiths, Chapel Hill, NC

Brickwork and Streetviews Studio 2504, Morgantown, WV (solo show)

92nd Annual Spring Show Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA (juried by Jo Farb Hernandez) 

Placement Reinstein Ross Gallery, New York, NY (collaboration with Logan Hicks)

CoOperation Garnish Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA (collaboration with Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro) 

a-brooch-able Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Under Fire Enamel Guild Northeast juried exhibition, juror Barbara Seidenath 

Temporary Sculpture Garden: Lubbock The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX (curated by Eli Blasko) 

Jewelry Boundless, Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, China


2014         Schmuck 2014 66th Internationale Handwerksmesse München, Germany (international juried exhibition)

50/50 Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC; (curated by Tara Locklear & Bob Ebendorf)

Material Matters: Making Connections Greenville, NC 

Rust & Dust (2 person exhibition with Ian F. Thomas) Iron Gate Gallery, Farmington, PA 

Chroma: Jewelry in Color College of the Albemarle, Manteo, NC 

Residence and Residents Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA 

Ties That Bind Sheffield Wood Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC


2013         Alloy Collective Exhibition Bea Campbell Gallery, Touchstone Center For Crafts 

Chain Project A CASA, Museum of Brazilian Object; São Paulo, Brazil 

Caffeine and Saw Blades Art Avenue, Greenville, NC

All Fired Up: Enamel work from ECU Metal Design Alumni Greenville, NC 

The Bob Ebendorf Commemorative Pin Exhibition Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX


2012         Clasp Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO (curated by Robert Longyear) 

The Year Was 2006 Studio 20/17, Sydney, Australia (international juried) 

THE ART OF SEDUCTION: Exquisitely Crafted Temptations Howard Community College, Columbia, MD, (curated by Gail M. Brown) 

Touchstone Faculty Exhibition, Fallingwater estate, Mill Run, PA 

The Art of Enameling College of the Albemarle, Manteo, NC (curated by Kathryn Osgood) 

Small Metals in the Steel City Society for Contemporary Craft satellite gallery at One Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, PA 

World Championship Belt Buckle Competition Bozeman, MT 

Pomp and Swagger SNAG conference Exhibition in Motion, Phoenix, AZ


2011         Geography SNAG Seattle and SOFA Chicago (curated by the Art Jewelry Forum)

Alumni Exhibition East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Radical Alchemy Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth, VA

Point/Counterpoint Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Faculty Exhibition Martha Gault Art Gallery, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA 

Gioelli per la Ricerca Le Arti Orafe, Firenze, Italy 


2010         Inhorgenta Munich, Germany

Pittsburgh Metal Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 

SOFA Chicago represented by Charon Kransen Arts

SOFA New York represented by Charon Kransen Arts 

SOFA West represented by Charon Kransen Arts


2009        Lucca Preziosa Young Le Arti Orafe, Lucca, Italy and Barcelona, Spain 

SOFA NY represented by Charon Kransen Arts 

Decorative Resurgence Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 

Feeling Groovy, Textures in RAM’s Collections Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI 

American Enamels The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA 

The New Steel v2 The Metal Museum, Memphis, TN 

SOFA West Santa Fe, NM, represented by Charon Kransen Arts

Jewelry In Motion: Revolution Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA 

The Enamel Experience: International Badge Exhibition Kent State, Kent, OH, Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

Stimulus Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA


2008         Refined: Abundance Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

Japan Jewelry Design Association Biennale Exhibition The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo; The Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami City; Sendia Mediatheque Gallery, Sendai City; International Design Center, Nagoya City; Mitsubishi Artium, Fukuoka City 

Palm Beach 3 West Palm Beach, FL; represented by Charon Kransen Arts

Sharon Massey and Renee Robbins Macomb College Art Gallery, Clinton Township, MI

Fine Arts Center Alumni Exhibition Sheffield Wood Gallery, Greenville, SC 

Materials: Hard & Soft Center for the Visual Arts Meadow Gallery, Denton, TX


2007         SOFA Chicago represented by Charon Kransen Arts 

International Art + Design Fair New York, NY, represented by Charon Kransen Arts 

Metalsmiths Linking: A Cross Cultural Exchange Hiko Mizuno Jewelry College, Tokyo, Japan

Material Alchemy gallery M.I.M., Baltimore, MD 

The New Steel Delta Axis (Powerhouse), Memphis, TN 

Contemporary Enameling Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC 

The Earring Show Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

Handcrafted 9thAnnual Juried Art Exhibition The Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC 

Fusion: 11th Biennial International Juried Exhibition Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH


2006         RAM’s Tales: Women Jewelers from the Permanent Collection Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI 

The Necklace Show Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

On Fire! Contemporary Enameling gallery M.I.M., Baltimore, MD 

Parameters of Preciousness William E. Gahlberg Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL 

Vitreousity: Visions in Enameling Gallery 21, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 

The Art of Enameling Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Golden Opportunity Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Adornment, Ornament, Sentiment MFA Thesis Exhibition Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 

The Arsenal Metals and Enamels Exhibition 2006 Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH 

Crafts National 2006 Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA 

8th International Juried Enamel Exhibition Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 

American Craft Council Spotlight 2006 Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY 

The Art of Enameling NC State Gallery of Art and Design, Raleigh, NC 

Handcrafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood The Arts Center at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC 


2005        CRAFT USA ’05 National Craft Triennial Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 

Made in America Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY 

.925 + Ingenuity = Art Jewelry The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA 

On the Verge: SNAG Student Exhibition andLearning Curves Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland, OH 

Multiple Palettes/Varied Vision: 30 Artists Explore Color White Lotus Gallery, Eugene, OR

Metamorphosis Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN 

An Affiliation of Past and Present City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC 

Metal Design Graduate Student Exhibition Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC

200 Rings Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA; Obsidian Gallery, Tuscan, AZ; Gallery M, Cleveland, OH; Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME; Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA


2004         Fine Contemporary Crafts Artspace, Raleigh, NC; 

The Rebel Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC 

Hammer & Hand: Contemporary American Metal Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

The Down East Sculpture Exhibition Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC 

Playing with Fire: Glass on Metal San Diego, CA

Rings Cannon Gallery of the Gallery of Art & Design, Raleigh, NC 

The Quickening Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC

American Craft Council Spotlight 2004 Southeast Region multiple locations, West Virginia 

Hand Crafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC

Materials: Hard & Soft Center for the Visual Arts Meadow Gallery, Denton, TX


2003         Craft Forms 2003 National Juried Exhibition of Fine Contemporary Crafts Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery, Wayne, PA

Java Underground, Juried Vessel Show Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC 

American Craft Council Spotlight2003 Southeast Region; Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC 


Permanent Collections

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Raleigh, North Carolina

Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC

Enamel Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, CA



2018        American Craft magazine, Vol. 78, No 03, pg. 54

2018        New Brooches by Nicolas Estrada, Promopress, pg. 119

2018        Jewelry and Metalsmithing Survey, Vol. 1, pg. 75

2017        IMAGINE: Peace Now, pg. 94

2016        Metalsmith magazine, Exhibition in Print, Shifting Sites, pgs. 24-25

2016        Art Jewelry Today 4thEdition, Schiffer Publishing, pgs. 154-155

2015        Schmuck 2015, pg. 65

2014        Schmuck 2014, pg. 57

2011       Geography catalog, photograph pg. 52

2011        Catalogo Dei Gioielli, October 2011, photograph, pg. 23

2011        Art Jewelry Today 3rd Edition, Schiffer Publishing, photographs, pg. 165, 166

2011        Pittsburgh 360 on WQED, airdate January 13, 2011

2010        Craft Insight video, www.Crafthaus.ning

2009        khVERK, Norwegian magazine, page 19

2009        500 Enameled Objects, Lark Books, photograph, pgs.182, 376

2008        Art Jewelry Today2ndedition, Schiffer Publishing, photograph, pgs. 33, 105, 112

2008        500 Pendants and Lockets, Lark Books, photograph, pg. 34

2007        500 Earrings, Lark Books, photograph, pg. 19

2007        Ornament Magazine, Vol. 30, No. 4, photograph, pg. 34

2006        500 Necklaces, Lark Books, photograph, pg. 316

2004        1000 Rings, Lark Books, photograph, pg. 370

2004        The Art of Enameling, by Linda Darty, Lark Books, illustrations, pgs. 39, 109, 116; photograph, pg. 135; project, pgs. 140-142 


Publications as Author

2013        Metalsmith magazine, October 2013, pg. 62, review: Bridge 12: Melissa Cameron

2012        Metalsmith magazine, Vol.32, No. 5, pg.60, review: Rebecca Strzelec: The Age of Bears and Other Self Portraits

2012        Art Jewelry Forum, The Heat is On and the Air Conditioning is Blasting: Lectures at the SNAG conference

2008        SNAG News Technical Article, Imagery and Text in Enamel: Alternative Techniques

                  Volume 16, Number 4, August 2008, pgs. 16,17,18


Visiting Artist Lectures and Workshops

2019 Visiting artist demo and lecture, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2018       Experimental Enameling workshop, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME 

2018       Artist lecture and workshop, Colorado Metalsmithing Association, Salida, CO 

2017        lecture, Texas Tech Metals Symposium, Lubbock, TX 

2017        lecture and workshop, Enamel Guild Northeast, White Plains, NY

2017        Champlevé for Steel, Material Topics Symposium, East Carolina University 

2016        lecture, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2016        So Graphic: Champlevé for Steel, Radical Enameling Workshop, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 

2015        Alternative Techniques in Enameldemo, Keystone Metals Forum at Touchstone Center for Craft

2015        Ringsfor Big Brothers Big Sisters at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2014        Challenging Jewelry, lecture, Keystone Metals Forum at Touchstone Center for Craft

2014        Mods and Rockers, Contemporary Craft with the Millvale Community Library, Pittsburgh

2013        Teaching artist, STEAM workshops, Assemble Gallery at the Hill House, Pittsburgh, PA

2013        Imagery in Jewelry, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

2012        Challenging Jewelry, Winchester Thurston School and the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2012        Jewelry Fabrication in Steel, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

2012        Enameling lecture and workshop, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA

2011        PechaKucha, lecture, Assemble Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2011        Cloisonné enameling, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2009        Emerging Artist Lecture, sponsored by Art Jewelry Forum, SOFA Chicago

2009        Michigan Art Association Professional Development Workshop, Kalamazoo, MI

2009        Artist lecture, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

2008        Emerging Artist Lecture, sponsored by SNAG, SOFA Chicago

2008        Michigan Art Association Professional Development Workshop, Kalamazoo, MI

2008        Artist lecture, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

2008        Artist lecture, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

2008        Enameling workshop and lecture, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2007        Enameling workshop and lecture, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

2007        Artist lecture, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

2007        Artist lecture, Crit-o-Rama, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2005        Jewelry Fabrication 101workshop, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

2002        Etching for Jewelry workshop, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


Artist Residencies

2019 Project Mesh, Pocosin Arts, Columbia. NC

2016                          Smitten Forum, Pocosin Arts, Columbia, NC

2013                          Short-term residency, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

2013                          Short-term residency, Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA

2004, 2005              Studio Resident, Metals, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA


Awards, Honors, Noteworthy Activity

2018                          Finalist Award, 2018 New Taipei City International Metal Craft Competition Exhibition

2018                          Dean’s Outstanding Researcher, College of Fine Arts, IUP

2018                          University Senate Research Committee Travel Grant, IUP

2017                          Pennsylvania Project Stream Grant

2015                          Juror’s choice award, Under Fire, juried enamel exhibition

2014                          Purchase Award, Ties That Bind, Sheffield Wood Gallery, Greenville, SC

2013                          Artist Opportunity Grant, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

2013                          Honorable Mention,Caffeine and Saw Blades

2009                          Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist Award

2008                          First Place, Refined: Abundance

2008                          Juror’s Award, Materials: Hard & Soft

2005                          Gravely Scholarship, School of Art, East Carolina University

2004                          Award of Merit, The Down East Sculpture Exhibition


Professional Service

2017-present           Board of Trustees, the Enamelist Society

2016                          Juror, Enamelist Society, 16th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition

2012-2015                Board of Directors, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

2013                          Juror, Represented, New Jersey Metal Arts Guild

2013                          Juror, Sup Brooch, One Wall Gallery

2013-2015                Studio Advisor, Touchstone Center for Crafts

2012                          Curator, Small Metals in the Steel City, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2012                          Curator, Charmed III-Third Times a Charm, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2012                          Juror, Art of the Found Object, State College, PA

2011-2013                Steering Committee Member, Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders

2011                           Juror, Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA

2010                          Juror, LEAP (Lydon Emerging Artist Program) Award

2010                          Juror, 2010 Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist Award

2008-2009               Faculty Advisor, Purdue Art Jewelry and Metals Association

2007-2008               Gallery Coordinator, Interlochen Arts Academy

2007-2008               Artistic Task Force, Interlochen Arts Academy

2007                          Juror, East Lansing Art Festival, East Lansing, MI

2006-2008               Visiting Artist Committee, Interlochen Arts Academy

2004-2008               SNAG Silent Auction Co-Manager, Society of North American Goldsmiths

2004-2005               President, Graduate Student Alliance, East Carolina University


Professional Organizations

Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

Art Jewelry Forum (AJF)

Allegheny Metals Collective


Enamelist Society

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP)