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, mokume gane, gemology, 3D modeling, Rhino Software, welding, photography, Photoshop, Lightroom

WORK EXPERIENCE

Lisa Lehmann Designs Bench Jeweler | Grand Haven, MI 2016 - present

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

Studio JSD Gallery Coordinator | Grand Haven, MI 2017 - 2018 

Julie Sanford Designs Bench Jeweler & Art Show Assistant | Grand Haven, MI 2016 - 2018

Studio JSD Intern |  Grand Haven, MI 2016 - 2017

Jensen Jewelers Polisher | Hudsonville, MI 2015 - 2016

Samantha McIntosh Jewelry Production Assistant | Grand Rapids, MI 2015 -2016

Emily Moelker Photography Second Shooter | 2010 – 2014

 

CONSIGNMENT

 

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

LaFontsee Galleries 833 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR

 

Awarded as a Top Five Finalist for the 2018 Halstead Grant presented by Halstead Bead, Inc. | 2018

Alaina Clarke, Doing Business Class, Avenue for the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI | 2018

Robert L Jansen, CPA So Your Art Just Became a Business… Now What? Studio JSD | 2017

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 an Artist, Grand Valley State University | 2015

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

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Metals 2019: Sponsored by the Michigan Silversmiths Guild, Wayne State University of Detroit, MI | 2019

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