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Birthdate:                      August 9th, 1974

Marital Status:             Single

 

 

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1996 - present               M.F.A. candidate- Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Pa 19027

The focus of my M.F.A. thesis is the application of CAD (computer aided design) and CAM (computer aided manufacture) to the craft field. This has included, but is not limited to: 3 axis CNCmachining, and the investigation of several processes of Rapid Prototyping.

 

1992 -1996                   Received B.F.A. degree- Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Pa 19027

My undergraduate work explored traditional metal and plastic handworking techniques.

 

Summer 1995              Glasgow School of Art- Glasgow, Scotland, summer abroad  program.

 

Fall 1991                       Moore College of Art & Design- Phila, Pa, Saturday sculpture program.

 

 

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Handwork :My undergraduate work was developed through investigating traditional benchwork techniques. These include working with non-ferrous metals (copper alloys, silver, aluminum, titanium), plastics (acrylic, delrin, epoxy resin) and wood.

My skills include: ( in alphabetical order)

anodizing of titanium and aluminum

benchskills (soldering, filing, sanding, polishing)

carving (wax, wood, plastic)

centrifugal casting (bronze, silver)

electroforming (copper)

epoxy resins

fabrication

hydraulic press forms

joining (hot and cold techniques)

lamination of plastics (heat and chemical)

metalsmithing (anti-clastic forms, raising, sinking and forming)

patinization

vaccu-forming of plastics

vaccuum assisted casting (aluminum)

 

Computer Skills :My M.F.A. thesis work is focused on the use of the computer in the field of craft.

This research has led me to learn several P.C. programs.

These include: (in alphabetical order)

Autovision (in AutoCad r12)

Bryce 3-d

Frontpage ’97 and ‘98

Homesite

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Works

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Image Composer

Netscape Gold

Netscape Editor

NuGraph

Web Media Publisher

Surfcam

Rhino (beta tester)

Windows ‘95

XCAD

 

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Spring 1998                  Instructor of Beginner CAD - CAM, Tyler School of Art

Instructor of beginner level course in CAD-CAM and introductory computing. The course focused on the creation of three dimensional objects and jewelry in the computer environment. Students were also introduced to photorealistic rendering.

 

Fall 1997                      Instructor of Senior Metals  and Plastics, Tyler School of Art

I instructed a class of 15 seniors working independently with a variety of processes and techniques. Several students in this class were focusing primarily on CAD-CAM, RPT., the others were using bench-work.

 

Fall 1996                       Instructor of Jewelry Class, Tyler School of Art - Weekend Workshop

I was the instructor of an twenty student class that consisted of both teenagers and adults. My syllabus concentrated on skills for the beginner. I introduced students to basic tools and processes, as well as more advanced techniques. This included: piercing, sawing, filing, sanding, soldering, casting, anodizing, epoxy inlay, forming, smithing.

 

Spring 1996                   Instructor of Jewelry Class, Lower Merion Night School

I was the instructor of a class of 15 - 20 adult students. Class structure was less formal, and more tailored to meet the needs of the students. The studio was rather modest, and poorly equipped. Students were given basic instruction and tools. This class focused on sheet and wire fabrication. Technical skills included: soldering, chasing, texturing, roll-printing, and patina’s.

 

Fall 1996                        Assistant to faculty, Tyler School of Art

I assisted in Sophomore Metals, where students were focusing on wax carving, casting, chain making, and anodizing.

 

Spring 1996                   Assistant to faculty, Tyler School of Art

I helped instruct a Freshman Foundation class, primarily working in plastic. This class concentrated on basic cold fabrication skills, as well as the development of a personal statement.

 

Fall 1995                        Assistant to faculty, Tyler School of Art

I helped instruct a Junior level metals course. Skills and techniques were advanced and varied.

 

Fall 1994                        Student Teacher, Cardinal Dougherty High School

I helped instruct a general art class in varied media. My emphasis was on developing a personal message through the investigation of an instinctual response to color and form. My students participated in a variety of one day projects and assignments.

 

 

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Fall "97- Spring "98        WebMaster, Tyler School of Art- M/J/CC website

           http:/blue.temple.edu/~crafts  

 

Spring 1997                   3-D Foundation Technical Assistant, Tyler School of Art

This responsibilities of this assistantship included: Maintenance of two large studios, provision of bulk materials (plaster & clay), operation of pug mill, coordinating with teachers, and various other duties

 

1995-1996                    Member of Senior Seminar, Tyler School of Art

I was accepted to Tylers "Senior Seminar" which is a class that focuses on potential aspects of graduate school. This class also included additional studio responsibilities, which included: full responsibility for the studio, key access, operation and supervision of machinery, tools and materials.

 

 

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Spring 1996                  Graduation Award for Excellence in Metals, Tyler School of Art

Spring 1995                   Dean’s Award for Metalsmithing, Tyler School of Art

 

 

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Spring 1998                     M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, http://blue.temple.edu/~crafts

 

Spring 1998                     Juried Spring Show , Tyler School of Art

I had two pieces juried into student show.

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Current                            http://blue.temple.edu/~crafts/

I am currently exhibiting in the student gallery of the Metals/Jewelry/ CAD-CAM area, on the Tyler Crafts website.

 

Fall 1996                        Conversations ‘96, SUNY New Paltz

I exhibited at Conversations ‘96, which is an academic Metals and Jewelry invitational conference. I exhibited current virtual work created with CAD, in a show titled "Image in Metalsmithing".

 

Spring 1996                    B.F.A. Exhibition, Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art

 

Spring 1996                    Annual Student Exhibition, Tyler School of Art

 

Spring 1995                    Annual Student Exhibition, Tyler School of Art

 

 

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April 1998                       Lapidary Journal

My work was featured along with other Tyler students in an article about CAD\CAM.

 

March 1997                   Design Monthly

My work was featured along with other Tyler students in an article about CAD\CAM

Design Monthly is a monthly publication from Korea.

 

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Stanley Lechtzin

Professor of Craft

Metals, Jewelry, CAD/CAM

Tyler School of Art

Temple University

Beech and Penrose Aves.

Elkins Park, Pa 19027

 

Vicki Lee Sedman

Professor of Craft

Metals, Jewelry, CAD/CAM

Tyler School of Art

Temple University

Beech and Penrose Aves.

Elkins Park, Pa 19027

 

Daniella Kerner

Associate Adjuct Professor & Director of Weekend Workshop

Metals, Jewelry, CAD/CAM

Tyler School of Art

Temple University

Beech and Penrose Aves.

Elkins Park, Pa 19027

 

Professor Winifred Lutz

(In charge of technical assistantship duties)

Sculpture area

Tyler School of Art

Temple University

Beech and Penrose Aves.

Elkins Park, Pa 19027

 


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