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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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Daniel DiCaprio

Daniel DiCaprio

Daniel DiCaprio is the assistant professor of metalwork and jewelry at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Daniel is represented by Charon Kransen Arts in New York City. Through this gallery he has participated in the Sculpture Objects Functional Art & Design (SOFA) exhibitions annually since 2008. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in Japan, Korea, Italy, Spain, and Germany. http://dandicaprio.com/home.html        
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Eric Burris

Eric Burris

Eric Burris has been working with the Mokume-gane technique for 15 years. The Mokume-gane technique is known for the alluring wood-like patterns and is the primary focus of his workshops. He teaches jewelers and metalsmiths a low-tech, low-cost, and efficient method of making traditional fusion bonded Mokume-gane. He currently resides in Silver Spring, MD, with his printmaker partner, Gretchen. http://www.ericburrisjewelry.com/        
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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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Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez

Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez

Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez is a Mexican metal artist and educator who came to the US in 1986.  He has worked as a Professor in the Metals Program at Rochester Institute of Technology since 2001. Juan Carlos is a New York Foundation of the Arts fellowship recipient and his work is in several publications including 30-Minute Necklace, Breaking Ground: A Century of Craft Art in Western New York, On Body and Soul Contemporary Armor, and Amulets.  In addition to jewelry, Carlos’ work includes the creation of several large public sculptures including work located at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Pieters Family Life Center, ArtWalk Rochester, and Rochester Institute of Technology. https://cias.rit.edu/faculty-staff/108    
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Julia Townsend

Julia Townsend

Julia Townsend received her BFA with an emphasis on art education from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2010. Usin jewelry as her medium, Townsend's provocative and eye-catching beadwork emphasize ideas of attachment and transformation in pernsonal relationships. Townsend also enjoys painting and creating sculptural works.
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Kathleen Wilcox

Kathleen Wilcox

Kathleen Wilcox has been an enamelist and educator for over 30 years. She teaches studio enamel classes at art centers like the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Since 1986 Kathleen has been producing enamel wall pieces and enamel jewelry; her award-winning enamel work is exhibited and sold in national juried shows, galleries, and at art festivals. Her works can be seen in the exhibit Alchemy, the International Enamelist Society, and are published in The Art of Enameling and 500 Enameled Objects. http://www.wilcoxenamels.com/              
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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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