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Adriana Ficarelli

Adriana Ficarelli

Adriana Ficarelli was born and raised in Brazil. She graduated with a focus on mathematics, marketing, and visual communication. She worked from 1973 till 1990 as set designer assistant and set decorator for television. When Adriana moved to the United States in 1991, she continued her passion in the visual arts, display, fashion clothing, and accessories for 18 years. Since 2011, Adriana has been active at the Armory Art Center in the Jewelry Department studying under various instructors and participating in sales and exhibition opportunities.  
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Alicia Jane Boswell

Alicia Jane Boswell

Alicia Jane Boswell received her Masters of Fine Arts in metalsmithing/jewelry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a B.F.A. in functional design at Murray State University in Kentucky. She has attained positions of visiting professor, sabbatical replacement, adjunct faculty, studio assistant/technician, artist-in-residence, and visiting workshop instructor at arts/crafts education centers around the United States and internationally. Boswell was also invited to assist and display work in a workshop at the Antonio Ratti Textile Center of the Metropolitan Museum of Art which coincided with the exhibition Gems of European Lace 1600-1920 in 2013. She was invited by the Textile Support Organization in Pavia, Italy, to exhibit work, lecture, and teach a workshop on contemporary jewelry. She participated in SIERAAD Art Fair, an international jewelry fair in Amsterdam. Prior to her residency at the Armory she was teaching and working as a full time goldsmith in Louisville, KY.
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Gustavo Hoefs

Gustavo Hoefs

Gustavo Hoefs began his career in 1981 working as a hobbyist at his Lake Worth home. The desire to build jewelry and create something beautiful has always been a constant. In the beginning, he sought help from gallery owners and friends who were jewelers. Gustavo took classes at craft schools in Penland, NC, Atlanta, GA, and worked as a bench jeweler in Black Mountain, NC. Moving to Columbus, OH, he worked for jeweler and lapidary artist Mark Abbott. In 2005 Gustavo opened Beechwold custom jewelry, the only exclusively all custom bridal jewelry shop in Columbus OH.
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Lisa M. Johnson

Lisa M. Johnson

Lisa Johnson graduated from Miami University with a BFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design and continued her education at Indiana University where she earned an MFA. Her artwork exhibits traditional methods found in metalsmithing and jewelry and frequently incorporates ceramic techniques to enhance service ware, jewelry, and sculpture. Lisa has been awarded residencies at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the Armory. Lisa exhibits nationally and internationally and has appeared in many recent industry publications. Her passion for teaching classes of all experience levels enables her to motivate students in developing their studio skills and finding their voice. Lisa is the Director of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing department. www.lisamjohnsonart.com                    
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Maria Tritico

Maria Tritico

Maria Tritico was born and raised outside of Houston, Texas. She received her BFA in Photography and Studio Art with an emphasis in Metals from Texas State University in 2012 and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Masters of Art in Art Therapy in 2015.  Maria works predominately in jewelry and sculpture using alternative stone setting techniques and multiples to create scale and volume within a single piece. Since 2008, Maria has exhibited in local and national art shows, and she has worked in a variety of settings from children's summer camps to assisted living facilities.
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Wayne Werner

Wayne Werner is a third generation metalsmith from Baltimore. Specializing in cold forging precious metals, Werner has incorporated the traditional techniques of gold and platinum smithing with his artistic vision of paying homage to the fertility cults of the ancient world. Wayne has participated in over 250 high-end craft shows nationally and has received many awards for his work including the World Gold Council’s Gold Distinction Award and the JMSA Vision award for Mokume Gane. Werner is a former instructor at the Fuji Studio in Florence, Italy, and has taught over 100 workshops at universities and craft schools around the country.
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