Jewelry/Metalsmithing Faculty

          Suzanne Amendolara
          Jewelry, Metalsmithing
          Office: Loveland Hall, Room 8
          Phone: (814) 732-2820
          Email: samendolara@edinboro.edu

          Cappy Counard
          Jewelry, Metalsmithing
          Office: Loveland Hall, Room 8
          Phone: (814) 732-1165
          Email: ccounard@edinboro.edu

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          EU Jewelry and Metalsmithing

          EU Jewelry and Metalsmithing

          The Jewelry/Metals area has a 2400 square foot studio with four separate rooms for fabricating, casting, hammering and advanced student work.

          Halstead Grant winner

          Halstead Grant winner

          Alumna Samantha Skelton was awarded the 10th Annual Halstead Grant for her new silver jewelry business.

          Visiting artist Tim Lazure

          Visiting artist Tim Lazure

          Artist Tim Lazure visited EU to speak to students in the Metals Studio.

          Metals Club exhibition

          Metals Club exhibition

          Our students, faculty and alumni garner national recognition through inclusion in major galleries, exhibitions and publications.

            The Jewelry/Metalsmithing program at Edinboro University is a thriving community of more than twenty-five undergraduate and three graduate students guided by two full-time faculty members. Our focus is to cultivate an atmosphere that encourages students to develop their personal aesthetic while achieving technical mastery and an understanding of the critical issues facing our field today.

            In beginning level courses, students learn basic skills for making jewelry, functional hollowware and sculptural objects. More advanced techniques are taught in intermediate, advanced and graduate level courses along with an increasing emphasis on conceptual development. Students are taught professional practices to prepare them for the many career possibilities in Jewelry/Metalsmithing and internships are available in the final year of study. Extra curricular opportunities that broaden student experience include visiting artist lectures and workshops, trips to museums and conferences, fundraising sales and group exhibitions.

            The Jewelry/Metalsmithing area at Edinboro University is a program that fosters self-reliance within a supportive environment, challenging students to achieve excellence and success. Graduates start small businesses making one-of-a kind and production jewelry, work in retail jewelry, continue their graduate education and become teachers and professors. Our students and alumni garner national recognition through inclusion in major galleries, exhibitions and publications.

            Resources & Facilities

            The Jewelry/Metals area has a 2400 square foot studio with four separate rooms for fabricating, casting, hammering and advanced student work. Equipment includes natural gas torches, acetylene torches, a natural gas/oxygen torch, a sandblaster, a powder coating unit, an electroforming setup, a belt sander, buffing machines, a draw bench, electric and manual rolling mills, two hydraulic presses, drill presses, flex shafts, shears, chasing and repousse tools, numerous silversmith hammers, stakes and anvils and a full complement of hand tools. Our casting equipment includes an oxy-acetylene torch, a gas burn out kiln, two programmable electric burn out kilns, a vacuum caster, mold making equipment and a steam dewaxer. We also have enameling equipment and a photography room with a light table and camera. Private and semi-private workspaces are available for advanced and graduate students as well as unlimited access to the metals facilities.

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            Majors & Programs

            Bachelor's
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            Minors
            Program
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            Jewelry/Metalsmithing Minor
            Minor
            Program Number: 1048
            Department: Art
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