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Alan Burton Thompson

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.