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MFA Jewelry/Metals Alumni

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MFA ALUMNI ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Sue Aygarn-Kowalski (ABT ‘04) - Exhibit installer for Mobilia Gallery  Cambridge, MA and produces studio work; piece accepted in collection of Museum of Art and Design, NYC; chief exhibition installer for many years at Fuller Craft Museum  Brockton, MA.

Jan Baum ('94) - Professor of Jewelry/Metals @ Towson University  Towson, MD.

Sandy Bonazoli ('96) - Runs Beehive Kitchenware Company Fall River, MA with Jim Dowd (BFA ’94). Company manufactures utilitarian objects for the kitchen sold through trade shows. 

Alicia Boswell (’05) - Sabbatical replacement teaching @ Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute  Utica, NY; two artist residencies at Arrowmont and Appalachian School of Arts and Crafts.

Brian Ferrell (’03) - Teaches part-time in PA, maintains furniture and holloware studio business;
previously, metal fabricator for glass artist Dan Dailey.

Shingo Furukawa (’04) - UMD CVPA Studio Technician; ’08 residency at Vermont Center for the Arts;
'06 Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Award; fabricator for Wills Eye Hospital entrance architectural project in Philadelphia, completed in ’03, managed by UMD alum Gerald Weckesser.

Norma Gaytan ('00) - Solo show ’08 at Institut du Language Plastique in Brussels, Belgium where she lives; previously, NYC jewelry designer at Me & Ro, fine jewelry company making pcs. for well-heeled clientele (Julia Roberts wore earrings designed by her on Oscar night). 

Troy Hines (’09) - Free lance jewelry industry consultant; teaches Enameling at UMD; was product control manager for fine jewelry manufacturer in Providence handling product lines for Tiffany Co., David Yurman, Frank Ghery, and others.

Amy Hudon ('93) - Runs fine jewelry business/gallery on Cape Cod; her 18K gold, platinum, pearl pin/pendant won 2000 Spectrum Award in AGTA International Jewelry Competition.

April Kawaoka (’07) - Teaches part-time at two universities in Long Beach, CA area.

Chris Irick ('97) - Professor of Jewelry/Metals @ Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute  Utica, NY.

Eun Mi Kim (’06) - Teaches part-time @ Batangol Art Museum Seoul, Korea; ’06 solo show at Itaewon in Seoul.

Tim Lazure (’01) - Associate Professor of Art @ East Carolina University  Greenville, SC.

Tricia Lachoweic (’06) - ’09 Massachusetts Council for the Arts Fellowship ($10,000 award); teaches enameling workshops; Visiting Instructor Spring ’07 @ Idaho State University  Bosie, ID. 

Marcia Macdonald (’90) - Studio artist represented by numerous galleries; sells work through trade shows and teaches workshops throughout the US.

Leslie Noell (’00) - Coordinator for Penland School of Art & Craft’s Core Fellowship Program; has a graphic design business and makes/exhibits studio work.

Amy Plante (’06) - Free lance jewelry designer/modelmaker; exhibits and sells her own work.

Joy Raskin ('93) - Runs studio business Metal Ornaments producing flatware and jewelry; taught at New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH for many years.

Dianne Reilly (’04) - Assistant Professor @ Rhode Island College  Providence, RI.

Torin Richards ('97) - Free lance design for fashion jewelry industry; previously, jewelry designer at Sawarovski Corp. in Providence, RI handling fashion lines for Donna Karan, Guess, and others.

Corrie Silvia (ABT ’06) - Event Coordinator for MJSA, jewelry trade organization in Providence, RI.

Lucy Stewart ('94) - Asst. Director of Educational Programs @ Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, PA

Gerald Weckesser ('98) - Studio Technician @ East Carolina University; metal fabrication business;
’02-’03 Project Manager for architectural commission designed by Brower Hatcher, a 40' x 100' stainless steel canopy entrance for Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia with $500,000 budget.

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