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PERSONAL

Birthdate: February 2,1968
Martial Status: Single

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Candidate
Tyler School of Art
Temple University
Major: Metals/Jewelry

1994
B.F.A.
Tyler School of Art
Temple University
Major: Metals/Jewelry

1988
Associate Degree in Visual Communications
Art Institute of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Major: Graphic Design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SPRING 1997 & FALL 1996
Part Time Teaching Position
Course: Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAD-CAM)
Tyler School of Art
Taught beginning students the art of three dimensional creating as well as basic computer functions. Encouraged and assisted the students in obtaining e-mail accounts through the university. Introduced them to the World Wide Web and it's possibilities. Aided in maintaining the computer lab. Responsibilities included: upkeep of the computers, installing software, hardware and troubleshooting problems.

FALL 1996
Part Time Teaching Position
Course: Machine Tool Processes
Tyler School of Art
Taught beginning level machine tool operations. The class was structured in a way that allowed the students to learn the equipment and develop work with a "machined" aesthetic. Subjects covered: machines, tooling, measurement, coolants, tap and die, and layout. Machines covered: milling machine, lathe, bandsaw and grinder.

SUMMER 1996
Part Time Teaching Position
Course: Metal Jewelry
Wayne Arts Center
413 Maplewood Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
Involved in the Summer Art Camp 1996 through the instruction of jewelry making and design to children. Students worked in all metals and combinations. Techniques included: wire forming, soldering, polishing, stone setting, chain making and coloring of metal.

SPRING 1996
Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Course: Lapidary and Stone Setting
Tyler School of Art
Compiled a course proposal and samples based on the art of cabochon cutting and various stone settings. Prepared lectures and handouts on cabochon cutting, stone setting, gem families and identification.

SPRING 1996
Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Assistant to the Professor
Course: Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAD-CAM)
Tyler School of Art
Assisted the Professor with beginning students in the instruction of three dimensional creating. Also aided in maintaining the computer lab, responsibilities included: maintenance of the computers, installing software and troubleshooting problems.

FALL 1996
Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Course: Senior Metals and Plastics
Tyler School of Art
Was responsible for instructing the senior level course. Prepared a lecture and handouts on "How to Take Slides of Your Work", inclusive of every aspect of shooting slides: the camera, film, lighting, background and positioning. Besides the introduction to slide production the course is structured similar to an independent studio; the students sign a contract and produce three pieces of work over the course of one semester. Preparation for this course required having a solid knowledge of a vast amount of processes, tools and techniques.

SPRING 1995
Graduate Technical Assistantship
Tool Room Technician
Tyler School of Art
Tyler Metal's studio has a tool room which houses basic handtools as well as stakes and specialty tools that may be too expensive for the average student to purchase. This room is indispensable for the everyday functions of the students. As the tool room technician my duties were: everyday upkeep of the room including hiring workers, scheduling tool room hours and repairing broken tools. The tool room services a total of 100 plus students.

SPRING 1995
Part Time Teaching Position
Course: Lapidary and Stone Setting
Tyler School of Art
Compiled a course proposal and samples based on the art of cabochon cutting and various stone settings. Prepared lectures and handouts on cabochon cutting, stone setting, gem families and identification.

FALL 1995
Part Time Teaching Position
Course: Metalsmithing and Non-Ferrous Forging
Tyler School of Art
Taught basic beginning metalsmithing techniques and hot/cold non-ferrous forging. Course was structured with a series of demonstrations, the students were required to do two samples and one major project.

1992-1994
Assistant Instructor
Saturday High School Art Program
Tyler School of Art
Assisted graduate student teacher in teaching beginning metals techniques .

1994
Assistant Instructor
Sophomore Level Classes
Tyler School of Art
Assisted instructor in teaching beginning metals techniques.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

October 1996
Participated in Conversations '96
State University of New York - New Paltz
Topic: Image in Metalsmithing
Conversations '96 was a four day dialogue with the students and faculty from six participating universities. Our time at SUNY consisted of lectures, discussion groups and presentations based on the theme "Image in Metalsmithing". Tyler Graduate Students presented a historical view of image in metalsmithing with a 40 minute video that was an overview of the contributors in metals post WW II. The presentation was created with the aid of Adobe Premiere using clips of voice from the person and stills of their work. During this conference I was also chosen to be a facilitator. My responsibility was to lead a discussion group that chose two objects from the student exhibition and critiqued them based on the standards established by the conference. I was then asked to synthesize the conclusions and present them at a panel discussion.

June 1996
Attended Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference (SNAG)
Washington, DC
The society of North American Goldsmiths is an organization of practicing metalsmiths, teachers, students, collectors and gallery owners with the common objective of supporting the art and craft of metalworking in North America. This organization hosts one conference a year that brings like minded individuals together for four days of conversation, lectures and demonstrations.

1995-1997
Editor of The Academic Metalsmith Newsletter (Acmet-l)
Tyler School of Art
Acmet-l is a newsletter that was created by Christina Parkin (Tyler Graduate). It evolved into a newsgroup residing on Temple University's mainframe. Over 100 subscribers listen and talk, via e-mail, about topics that are pertinent to the academic metalsmithing community. My job as the editor is to compile these discussions into a bimonthly hardcopy and distribute it, via snail mail, to colleges around the country.

WORK EXPERIENCE

1991-1996
Service Bar Manager
The Beach Club
Philadelphia, PA
Managed all aspects of service in a well established seasonal nightclub/restaurant. Was responsible for the training, scheduling and overall performance of an 80 person staff.

1988
Internship
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Designed departmental publications and executed camera ready art.

AWARDS / HONORS

1993-1994
Senior Seminar
Tyler School of Art
Temple University
Participated in an advanced metals class with graduate students. Responsibilities included: monitoring other undergraduates, aiding teacher in sophomore level classes, and gaining overall knowledge of the daily functions of a studio. Challenged me intellectually as well as opening my eyes to what graduate life is like.

1992-1994
Dean's List - Honors in 6 semesters
Tyler School of Art
Temple University

MEMBERSHIPS

Society of North American Goldsmiths

References can be furnished upon request.