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EDUCATION

2000  Masters of Fine Arts in Metal Design, East Carolina University , Greenville, NC                                     
1996  Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts  Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA                   

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018 Penland School of Craft: Beyond the Bezel: Alternative Setting Techniques for the Jeweler, Penland NC

2015 Penland School of Craft : Spring Concentration Joined Forces with Julia Harrison

2010 Spring : Assistant Professor Sabbatical Replacement, All levels of Jewelry Design Kutztown University  Kutztown, PA
2009 Jewelry Design, All Levels SUNY West Chester - White Plains, NY
2009 Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths -Workshop Instructor, Korean Surface Techniques, Wayne, PA
2009 Cameroon Baptist Convention Taught jewelry for at risk commercial sex workers infected with AIDS/HIV as an alternative means of income,  Bamenda, Cameroon 
2008-Present Baum School of Art -Jewelry Design All Levels, Technical Class, Special Topic Workshops,  Allentown, PA
2007-Present 92nd Street YMHA Art Center, Jewelry Instructor  New York, NY                                                 
2007 Peters Valley Craft Center Non-Traditional Enameling three day workshop, Layton, NJ  
2005-2008 Make Workshop Instructor of Jewelry Classes, Cold Connections Only - New York, NY                                                    

2005-2007 St. Johns University - Queens, NY  Adjunct Professor of Jewelry Design
2003-2005 Crafts Students League Instructor Beginners, Advanced Jewelry and Special Topic Workshops New York, NY                  

2005 Moravian Academy Visiting Artist Bethlehem, PA                                                                                                        

2004 Kutztown University Summer Graduate Institute Seminar with Sayumi Yokouchi Kutztown Pa
2003 Kutztown University Summer Graduate Institute Seminar with Ken Bova  Kutztown Pa
2002-2003  Kutztown University Assistant Professor Sabbatical Replacement, All levels of Jewelry Design, 3-D Design
2001-2005 Newark Art Museum Workshops Various Special Topic Jewelry Classes Newark, NJ
1997-2000 East Carolina University Teaching fellow: Jewelry Design, 3-Dimensional Design, Art for Non Majors
       

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2000-Present JM Willard, Jewelry Consultant & Designer:   Select Clients include Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation, Love Adorned, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Lane Crawford, Shinola, Polly Wales, Golconda, Ranjana Khan, Mandy Coon, Barneys NYC, Alasdair, Roy Rover Antiques, Devera, The Frick Museum

 



SELECT EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS


2016 Mueral Invitational Exhibition at the Milton J. Weill Gallery New York, NY

2014 C. Leslie Smith: Allentown Makers  Invitational Exhibition Allentown PA                                                                   
2014 Creative Voice: A Study Invitational Exhibition and Catalog Raleigh,NC   

2013 Pop up at the Frick Museum Gift Shop, New York, NY                                                                   
2013 Modern Makers  Invitational Exhibition Kutztown University's Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery
         
2013 Brooch Show Racine Arts Council, Racine WI

2013 Ferrous at Velvet da Vinci Gallery San Francisco, CA
2013 Chain at A CASA, Museum of Brazilian Object São Paulo, Brazil

2012 Pop up and Exhibition Milton J. Weill Gallery New York, NY

2011 92y Faculty Exhibition,New York, NY
2011 Baum School of Art Faculty Exhibition ,  Allentown, PA
2010 Baum School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Allentown, PA
2010 92y Faculty Exhibition ,New York, NY
2009 Baum School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Allentown, PA
2009 School of Seven Bells editorial for LA magazine
2009 92y Faculty Exhibition, New York, NY
2008 92y Faculty Exhibition New York, NY
2008 Modern Luxury: Manhattan: Models wearing JM Willard Jewelry
2007 Fantastic Man Summer '08 Issue, Models wearing JM Willard Jewelry
2007 Peters Valley Faculty Exhibition Layton, NJ
2006 St Johns University Faculty Show, Queens, NY
2006 Production line JMWillard launched
2005 Kiva Gallery, Jewelry Group Show, New York, NY
2005 oxoxo Gallery Underwear Invitational Show, Stone Harbor, NJ
2005 Elsa Mott Gallery Metals Invitational, New York, NY
2004 Elsa Mott  Gallery: Craft  New York, NY
2004 Fred P Giles Gallery: Eastern Kentucky University “War and Peace”, Lexington, KY
2004 New York Public Library Donnell Branch Gallery  Metals Invitational, New York, NY
2003 Newark Art Museum  Enamel Invitational , Newark, NJ
2002 Kutztown University Faculty Show, Kutztown, PA
2000 Modern Alchemy: Thesis Show  New Bern Arts Center , New Bern, NC
2000 Denton Arts Center Materials Hard and Soft Juried Show  juror award, Denton, TX
2000 Mesa Arts Center  Annual Contemporary Craft Show Juried Show, Mesa, AZ
1999 Edenton Art Council invitational, Edenton, NC
1999 Goldsboro NC state Molly Corbet Broad, Goldsboro, NC
1998 Niche Awards Rosen Show Finalist, Philadelphia, PA

AWARDS and ASSISTANTSHIPS


2018 Pentaculum invitational Residency at Arrowmont School of Craft Gatlinburg, TN

2016 Studio Assistant for Julia Harrison at Haystack Mountain School Deer Isle, ME

2016 Winter Residency : Penland School of Craft, Penland NC

2013 Studio Assistant for Julia Harrison at Penland School of Crafts, Penland , NC

2007 Studio Assistant for Julia Harrison at Penland School of Crafts, Penland , NC
2002  Scholarship for Haystack Mountain School Deer Isle, ME  
1999 Studio Assistant for David Pimentel at Penland School of Crafts  Penland, NC 
1998 Studio Assistant at Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN
1997 -2000 Gravely Scholar, East Carolina University, Tuition Wavier and Stipend for Graduate Students          
1997 Scholarship for two week Korean Metals Techniques class at Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN
1996 JA Pauling Award, Kutztown University, Outstanding Craft Major   

​CERTIFICATIONS

Certificate of Fitness issued by FDNY, Cert # 84272178
Issued 4/1/2009  Expires 3/31/2019
This certificate is required for operators of acetylene, and oxy acetylene torches within a classroom settings. Certificate holders are certified in all aspects of usage and maintenance of the torches and their accessories.

​STOCKISTS

The Shop at the Copper Hewitt National Design Museum

Love Adorned

Brooklyn Museum of Art

COLLECTIONS

Fleur Bressler

Museum of Brazilian Object Sao Paulo, Brazil

VOLUNTEERISM

Beads of Love: Brokered a donation of semi precious beads from the David Yurman Jewelry Company to the 92Y and in conjunction with the Jewelry Center of the 92Y created a yearly event helping the children of P.S. 96 (216 120th Street) make gifts for Mothers Day

Bamenda, Cameroon: shipments of jewelry supplies unavailable in Cameroon to the  jewelry making program that was started in 2009

Juror for annual Berks County Pennsylvania High School Art show