EDUCATION

Grand Valley State University Department of Art and Design | Allendale, MI 2014 - 2017

Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in jewelry and metalsmithing Cumulative GPA: 3.8

       Lorenzo de Medici Institute, The Italian International Institute | Florence, Italy Jan. 2017 - May 2017

       Gemology, Stone Setting, Jewelry Design, Italian Language for transfer

       Grand Rapids Community College | Grand Rapids, MI 2011 - 2014

       MACRO Agreement for transfer

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Soldering, fabricating, cold connection, stone setting, jewelry repair, chase and reprousse, raising and forging, casting; centrifugal and vacuum, mold making, wax working, polishing, resin work, welding, photography, Photoshop, ceramics, Rhino Software, 3D modeling,  mokume gane, gemology, 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Studio JSD Assistant Grand Haven, MI 2016 - present  

Studio Jewel Bench Jeweler | Grand Haven, MI 2016 - present

Gary B. Wilson Lapidary Design Sales & Customer Service | Milwaukee, WI & Tucson, AZ 2016 - present

Studio JSD Intern  Grand Haven, MI 2016 - 2017

Jensen Jewelers Polisher | Hudsonville, MI 2015 - 2016

Samantha McIntosh Jewelry Metalsmith | Grand Rapids, MI 2015 -2016

Emily Moelker Photography Photographer  | 2010 – present

GALLERIES / STORES

          Studio JSD 219 N 7th St #4, Grand Haven, MI 49417

          Lions & Rabbits 1264  Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

          Dime & Regal 656 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

EXTRA CURRICULAR

         Designed and created the commemorative pins for the first Conference of U.S. Women Governors, Grand Rapids, MI | 2017

Bead and Button Show, Volunteer assistant teacher for Studio JSD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 2017

Studied Jewelry Design, Gemology, & Stone Setting abroad at Lorenzo de Medici Institute, The Italian International Institute, Florence Italy | 2017

Anne Havel Liquid Enamel Workshop, Grand Valley State University | 2016

Bead and Button Show, Volunteer assistant teacher for Studio JSD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 2016

SNAG Next, Volunteer Model for the Exhibition in Motion at the Renaissance Grand Ballroom, Asheville, North Carolina | 2016

SNAG Next, Volunteer Site Coordinator at the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, Asheville, North Carolina | 2016

SNAG Next, Society of North American Goldsmiths Member and Conference Attendee, Asheville, North Carolina | 2016

        Co-Chaired the Lake Michigan Artist’s Destash Bash, Studio JSD, Grand Haven, MI | 2016

        ArtPrize 2015 Entry: Framing the Experience, Grand Valley State University by the Eberhard Center | 2015

Impact:  Looking Back, Forging Forward, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Member and Conference Attendee, Boston, MA | 2015

Gwynne Rukenbrod-Smith Workshop Best Practices for Artist, Grand Valley State University | 2015

Grand Rapids Community College Armen Award, Excellence in Service Learning | First Place Team: Biology for Educators | 2014

EXHIBITIONS

The 11th Edition of Art is in the Square, Selected by experts and professionals, Lorenzo de Medici Institute | 2017

4th Annual Student Juried Art Show: Padnos Art Gallery, Grand Valley State University | 2016

        Art for Andy, Silent Art Auction for the Patient Assistance Fund at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services | 2015

Mass and Velocity: The SNAG Student Digital Presentation, Impact: Looking Back, Forging Forward, Boston, MA | 2015

        Student Scholarship Day Exhibition: Mary Idema Pew Library Gallery | 2015

        3rd Annual Student Juried Art Show: Padnos Art Gallery | 2015

        Cut, Ground, Formed, and Fabricated: Mary Idema Pew Library Gallery | 2014


 

 

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