GVSU Art and Design
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
The program in jewelry and metalsmithing at GVSU fosters a student’s engagement with technique and craft while reinforcing a dedication to innovation and experimentation.
Regardless of whether they adopt traditional or contemporary practices, undergraduates gain an understanding the art, its historical context and business practices. Introductory courses teach the essentials of metal fabrication, surface embellishment, and simple stone setting. As students advance, they gain expertise in the processes of casting, generating multiples, forging, container forms, and hollowware production. Opportunities to experiment with traditional, contemporary and mixed-media techniques encourage students to develop a personal approach to the medium that integrates their chosen methods with a strong conceptual focus.
Nikki Grogg, B.F.A. Metals Emphasis, had three pieces accepted to a national exhibition , Adorn the Form: New Directions in Jewelry and Fiber in Yakima, Washington.
Lindsay Fisher, B.F.A. Metals Emphasis, received a scholarship from the Society of North American Goldsmiths organization in an international competition. Three awards are given with only one presented to an undergraduate student. Lindsay was the recipient of a $1500.00 scholarship.
The Grand Valley State University was invited to show work in Metals 2013 at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. The show will run March 24 through April 14 at the Walter B. Ford Building. This exhibition includes twelve institutions. Work selected includes Art and Design students Lindsay Fisher, Nicole Grogg, Jessica Scimeca, Ross Tanner, Ashleh Worden and Morgan Eaton.
Nicole Grogg, B.F. A. Metals Emphasis, had three pieces of work selected for exhibition in Faktura, a national student metals show at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Department of Art and Design, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
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