O B J E C T I V E S
As a teacher, I challenge students to develop
creative problem solving skills so that they may continue to grow as contemporary artists.
I challenge myself to present information correctly and thoroughly.
As a student, I strive to find relationships between my work, my life and
contemporary society. Close interaction with faculty and peers paired with research are my
As a metalsmith, I feel that I am committed to advance and validate my field through
my research, teaching and work as a contemporary craftsperson.
E D U C A T I O N
Lake Catholic High School, 36056 Reynolds Road, Mentor,
OH 44060. Graduated June, 1990 with Diploma.
Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Graduated August 1994 with BS in Art Education
(certified K-12), BFA Metalsmithing.
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Beech and Penrose Avenues, Elkins Park, PA 19027.
Will graduate in August 1996. MFA Metals\Jewelry\CAD-CAM.
A C T I V I T I E S
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O R G A N I Z A T I O N S
Miami University Visual Arts Club: Member
1990-1993. President 1992-1993. This group was the "student council" for the
visual arts. The officers annually organized two jurried exhibitions with cash prizes, an
art trip to Chicago and several professional practices workshops.
Miami University Art Museum Student Volunteers: Member 1990-1993. President
1992-1993. This group was organized to act as a liaison between the student body and the
art museum. By making students active members of the museum as well as creating
professional opportunities improved student participation was achieved at all levels.
National Arts Education Association (NAEA) Miami University Student Chapter,
Cleveland Museum of Art Young Friends Association, 1993-94 member. Society of North
American Goldsmiths (SNAG) 1992-93 member. Student coordinator for SNAG '93 conference.
Crafts Department Student Representative to the Graduate Committee: 1995-1996. This
is a voting position that allows for direct student participation in the policies that
govern graduate education at Temple University.
L E C T U R E S
A N D
W O R K S H O P S
APRIL 30, 1996 - Demonstration of Teaching and Learning
Technology at Temple University Learning Center
S K I L L S
Bench Skills: Fabricating - bending and scoring,
soldering, cold joining, inlay, married metals, hydraulic die forming, blanking, epoxy
steel molds, photo etching, roll printing; Color in metal - anodizing, enameling, cast
epoxies acrylics and other plastics; Casting - centrifugal, vacuum and gravity, carving,
spruing, investing, burnout, mass finishing, yellow rubber molds; Smithing - raising,
stretching, planishing, hot and cold forging large scale soldering, metal spinning;
Machine tool processes - CNC mill, Bridgeport mill, lathe, jigging, tap and die.
Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Publisher, Power Point, HiJack
Pro, Corel Draw, Netscape, HTML programming, X Cad, Autovision (ACr13), Surfcam. Internet
and Web user.
Candle Holder, Silver, 1994
P R O F E S S I O N A L
E X P E R I E N C E
JANUARY 1996-MAY 1996 - Part time faculty Temple
University: Responsible for developing and teaching an undergraduate metals class
revolving around the process of casting.
AUGUST 1995-DECEMBER 1995 - Part time faculty Temple University: Responsible for
developing and teaching an undergraduate metals class revolving around the color and metal
AUGUST 1995-DECEMBER 1995 - Graduate Teaching Assistant: Aided Full time faculty during
the studio portion of their class
JANUARY 1995-MAY 1995 - Studio Technical Assistant: Responsible for maintenance and upkeep
of the Tyler metals Studio. Including organization of daily, weekly and semesterly studio
AUGUST 1994-MAY 1995 - Weekend Art Workshop Instructor: Created and taught an eleven week
metals class for non-matriculated students of all ages.
MAY 1994-AUGUST 1994 - Wal-mart Cashier: Responsible for ringing customers, keeping
accurate drawer and straightening the store.
MARCH 1994- MAY 1994 - High school art teacher: Responsible for planning and teaching IEP
and AP art class , Art I and Art II. Team taught Introduction to the Arts, Ceramics and
JANUARY 1994-MARCH 1994 - Elementary art teacher: Responsible for creating and teaching
all lessons for 700 first through sixth grade students.
MAY 1993-AUGUST 1993 - Assistant to Curator of Education at Miami University Art Museum:
Responsible for teaching Headstart Discovery lessons and managing museum gift shop.
JANUARY 1993-MAY 1993 - Saturday Art Teacher: Responsible for organizing, budgeting and
teaching a ten week class designed to introduce 20 non-matriculated art students to
MAY 1992 - AUGUST 1992 - Clerk: Located and compiled research and data for chemists.
OCTOBER 1988-AUGUST 1992 - Clerk: Patron service, reference cataloging, assisting with
children's programs and producing displays for various areas of the library.
E X H I B I T I O N S
Crafts Department of Temple University,
December 1995 "Student Exhibition" Crafts
Department of Temple University,
American Jurried Student Exhibition " Contemporary Crafts
3934 S.W.Corbett Avenue, Portland OR 97201.
Feburary 1994 "Flatware
Intown" invitational exhibition,The Intown Club,
1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44112.
Disciples and 3 Christs". BFA Exhibition,
University Art Building, Lower Gallery.
October 1992 "Untitled
II" jurried exhibition.
Miami University Art Building Gallery.