Alan Burton Thompson received his
Bachelor of Science degree from the State University College at Buffalo
and his Master of Fine Arts from the State University of New York at New
Paltz. He is an Associate Professor of Jewelry/Metals in the
Artisanry program at UMass Dartmouth.
Thompson is the recipient of a
1991 Massachusetts Arts Council Individual Fellowship. He has
shown his work in numerous galleries and exhibitions and has taught many
workshops throughout the country. He has been published in American
Craft, June 1992, and in the Spring 1993 issue of Metalsmith. In
October 1995, he was invited to lecture at the Smithsonian's Renwick
Gallery of American Craft. He is currently represented by Jewelers/werks
Galerie in Washington, D.C., Sybaris Gallery in Royal Oak Michigan, and
Mobilia Gallery in Boston. His work can be seen in ARTnews , April
1995, Metalsmith, Winter 1996 (Exhibition Review), American Craft Magazine,
June/July 1992 (Portfolio), Metalsmith, Spring 1993 and Summer 1990.