ARTIST RESUME

 

ART EDUCATION

GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (GIA)

Diamonds Certificate, 2014

 

REVERE ACADEMY OF JEWELRY ARTS, SAN FRANCISCO

Jewelry Technician Certificate, Spring 2011
Graduate Jewelry Certificate, Spring 2012

* Gem Cutting with Michael Boyd

* Mokume Gane with James Binnion and Chris Ploof

*18k Granulation with Kent Raible

*Hydraulic Press with Phil Portier

*CAD 1 & 2 in 3Design with Vaskan Tanelian

*Fabrication 1 with Christine Dhein
Drill, Pierce, File, Form, Solder, Polish

*Fabrication 2 with Christine Dhein
Carving & Chains, Carved Wedding Band, Twisted BiMetal Rings, Cable Chain Bracelets

*Fabrication 3 with Vaskan Tanielian
Construction, Hollow Rings, Patterning, Sweat Soldering, Constructing Pin Mechanisms

*Fabrication 4 with Alan Revere
Hinges, Catches, Tube-Set Ring, Hinged Bangle Bracelet

*Fabrication 5 with Roberta Tanaka
Cylinder Clasp, Basket, Crochet Chain, Basket Settings

*Fabrication 6 with Alan Revere (2 classes) 
Independent Projects

*Repair 1 with Nancy Wintrup
Basic, Ring Sizing, Chain, Prong, Clasp Repair

*Repair 2 with Nancy Wintrup
Retip & build prongs, install spring insert, assemble 14K gold bezel & bail, replace half-shank, assemble & set tennis bracelets, clean up castings, laser welding

*Polishing and Finishing with Nancy Wintrup
Buffing and Polishing with Flex Shaft and Polishing Lathe. Wheels, Buffs, Brushes, Laps, Abrasives, Compounds.

*Casting with Vaskan Tanielian
Lost Wax, Centrifugal, Vacuum, and Sand Casting

*Engraving with Alan Revere
Hand Engraving. Borders, Floral Motifs, Surface Textures, Lettering, Plates for Printmaking

*Trade Practices with Nancy Wintrup

*Setting 4 with Nancy Wintrup
Bezel, Prong, Tube, Flush, Bead, Pave

*Setting 5 with Roberta Tanaka
Channel setting for straight & tapered, round & emerald cut stones

*Mold Making with Ronda Coryell
Powder, key, plug, & cold molds

*Jewelry Design with Karen Da Silva

*Diamond Grading with Starla Turner

*Gem Identification with Starla Turner
Colored Gems: Natural, Synthetic, and Organic

*Wax Modeling with Roberta Tanaka
Design transfer, Layout, Build-Up, Carving

*Figurative Wax Carving with Kate Wolff

*Metalsmithing with Suzanne Pugh
Forging, Raising, Sinking, and Forming. Raised Bowl, Forged Bangle Bracelet

*Platinum Introduction with Alan Revere
Soldering, Welding, Fabrication, Polishing, Soldering, Sizing Rings, Casting, Annealing, Rolling, Drawing Wire

*Rendering with Remy Rotenier (2 classes)

*Surface with Andy Cooperman

*Multiples, Dies & Patterns, Keum Boo with Jane Redman

*Saw Piercing & Stone Setting with Tom Herman

INDEPENDENT STUDY Private Wax Carving Lessons with Anastasia Savenko.  
 

LILLSTREET ART CENTER, CHICAGO
Metalsmithing (Pam Robinson) 
Intermediate Metalsmithing (Sarah Chapman) 
PMC Metal Clay
Hinges & Latches (Stacey Lee Webber) 
Chasing & Repousse (Lydia Thomas) 
Multilevel Metalsmithing (Pam Robinson)

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Introduction to Art

OTHER EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, B.A. History
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, M.A. Literature
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO, ABD Literature

ASSOCIATIONS
Society of North American Goldsmiths, 2012 to Current

American Craft Council, 2012 to current

Metal Arts Guild San Francisco Bay Area, 2010 to Current 

Metal Arts Guild Monterey Bay Area, 2014 to Current 

Jewelry Artisans' Guild, San Francisco, 2010 to 2012

Juried Member, Illinois State Museum Society Artisans' Program, 2008 to Summer 2010 

Board Member, West Suburban Artists' Guild, Fall 2009-Summer 2010 

Juried Member, West Suburban Artists' Guild, 2006 to Summer 2010 

Member, Chicago Metal Arts Guild, 2008 to Summer 2010

TV APPEARANCE
March 19, 2009 That's Clever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJvUp5ltOSU

NEWS ARTICLE
Ring Cycle. Cat Johnson. Silicon Valley Metro. March 16 2011. 76.

GALLERIES
The Orchard Gallery, 2006 to current
An Artists' Co-operative Gallery (Juried) 
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
http://www.theorchardgallery.com

Illinois State Museum Society (Juried), 2008-Summer 2010
Whittington Gallery
14967 Gun Creek Trail
Whittington, IL 62987

AWARDS
Best in Theme (Celebration), WSAG Fall Show, 2008
For "Dreamcatcher Necklace"

PAST SHOWS

Urban Air San Francisco, May 2016. The Crucible, December 2015. Buyers' Market of American Craft. February 2013 Niche: The Show. June 2012

 

WRITING RESUME

PUBLICATIONS

SHORT NOVEL
California Tripping
http://www.amazon.com/California-Tripping-ebook/dp/B00513NI5A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334963983&sr=8-1

FICTION
“Father.” St. Anne’s Review. (Winter/Spring 2007): 9-15.

“Jiao zis (Dumplings)” Eurasian Nation (December 2003-January 2004):http://www.eurasiannation.com/

“Joutsahs” JADE Magazine 3.6 (November-December 2001):http://www.jademagazine.com/

“Rain” Mind in Motion 48 (1999): 9-11.

“Rain” The MacGuffin 18.1 (Spring 2001): 67-71. 

CREATIVE NONFICTION
“The New Year.” The Green Hills Literary Lantern (July 2009):http://bit.ly/9TVCyg

NONFICTION
“Author Lois-Ann Yamanaka Speaks on Truth, Conflict, and the Supernatural” JADE Magazine (May 2004): http://www.jademagazine.com/

“Emily Wiser talks with Molly Giles” Other Voices 17.40 (Spring 2004): 189-99.http://webdelsol.com/Other_Voices/GilesInt.htm

“Republishing Asian Stereotypes.” JADE Magazine (Dec. 2004):http://www.jademagazine.com/

Creative Writing Awards, San Jose State, Academic Year 2001-2002