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Western Michigan University - Frostic School of Art

Published: 16.07.2014
Ruudt Peters working  with students in the main jewelry studio during the HATE workshop  - November 2009.
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Ruudt Peters working  with students in the main jewelry studio during the HATE workshop  - November 2009.
 

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Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University is a national research university enrolling nearly 25,000 students from across the United States and more than 100 other countries. Founded in 1903, it is a learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally engaged public university that stands out among America's more than 5,000 higher education institutions.

WMU combines the resources of a major research university with the personal attention and friendly atmosphere often found at a small college. Taking full advantage of that combination gives students the edge they need to succeed in graduate school, the workplace and life.

Students attending WMU enjoy top-notch programs, teachers, facilities and hands-on learning opportunities. They expect and receive one-on-one attention from senior-level faculty members and quickly find that advisors, career specialists, mentors and tutors are within easy reach. In addition, most classes are relatively small in size and taught by the University's full-time professors.

Faculty members have been trained at the world's leading universities and bring a global perspective to the classroom. A majority of these scholars have a passion for research as well as teaching. They not only share their cutting-edge work in the classroom, but also welcome undergraduate and graduate students alike into their research laboratories and creative studios.

Teachers

Recent Visiting Artists in  Metals/Jewelry:
Ruudt Peters, Yevgeniya Kagonovich, Tina Rath, Suzanne Beautymann, Sharon Massey, Donald Friedlich, Robert Ebendorf

Metals /Jewelry Faculty at WMU:
Caroline Gore, Associate Professor of Art

Courses

BFA with emphasis in metals/jewelry

The metals/jewelry program is an exploration of the materials and technical processes necessary to produce jewelry and other forms of adornment, functional objects, or larger sculptural works in metal. The overall emphasis is placed on the formation of ideas and concepts. In specialized studios with state-of-the-art ventilation systems, students focus on practical and professional issues that are concerning to practicing artists.

The metals/jewelry program offers a thorough exploration of technical processes that can apply to jewelry, or sculptural works. While the overall program emphasis is placed on ideation, the courses are also structured to encourage students to pursue materials and technical processes inherent in working with non-ferrous metals. The schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016 metals/jewelry courses have a significant amount of demonstrations, slide lectures and discussions on readings that address specific technical practice, and theoretical concerns to making. As the student moves through the program, they develop individual coherent bodies of work and possess a solid technical skill set.

The Metals Guild at Western Michigan University will provide its members with a supportive community that will share technical information, provide opportunities to exhibit and sell work and promote the metals program at WMU within the local and national arts community.
Elizabeth Liczbinski. Brooch: Steve’s Shop 1, 2009. Wood, cable,  rubber, thread, wool, nails, formica, marker, knitting needles, steel wool,  sterling silver. 9 x 5 x 15 cm. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Elizabeth Liczbinski
Brooch: Steve’s Shop 1, 2009
Wood, cable, rubber, thread, wool, nails, formica, marker, knitting needles, steel wool, sterling silver
9 x 5 x 15 cm
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Elizabeth Liczbinski. Brooch: Steve’s Shop 2, 2009. Wood, paint,  knitting needles, yarn, rubber, formica, nails, contact paper, sterling  silver. 6 x 4 x 12 cm. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Elizabeth Liczbinski
Brooch: Steve’s Shop 2, 2009
Wood, paint, knitting needles, yarn, rubber, formica, nails, contact paper, sterling silver
6 x 4 x 12 cm
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Elizabeth Liczbinski. Brooch: Steve’s Shop 3, 2009. Wood, paint,  marker, steel wool, thread, rubber, formica, knitting needles, sterling  silver. 10 x 4 x 9 cm. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Elizabeth Liczbinski
Brooch: Steve’s Shop 3, 2009
Wood, paint, marker, steel wool, thread, rubber, formica, knitting needles, sterling silver
10 x 4 x 9 cm
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Lynn Batchelder. Brooch: Non-things (yellow), 2009. Sterling silver,  copper, enamel, thread. 5.7 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Lynn Batchelder
Brooch: Non-things (yellow), 2009
Sterling silver, copper, enamel, thread
5.7 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Lynn Batchelder. Object: Non-things (black & white), 2009. Shibuichi, leather,  thread. 5 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Lynn Batchelder
Object: Non-things (black & white), 2009
Shibuichi, leather, thread
5 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Lynn Batchelder. Brooch: Non-things (gray), 2009. Sterling silver, leather, thread. 15 x 2 x 2 cm (varies). BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Lynn Batchelder
Brooch: Non-things (gray), 2009
Sterling silver, leather, thread
15 x 2 x 2 cm (varies)
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Lynn Batchelder. Object: Non-things (pale), 2009. Faux leather,  thread. 6.5 x 6.5 x 2 cm. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Lynn Batchelder
Object: Non-things (pale), 2009
Faux leather, thread
6.5 x 6.5 x 2 cm
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Alissa Lamarre. Pendant: (mark), 2008. Copper, enamel, graphite, scrub oak. 4 x 3 x 2c m, 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Alissa Lamarre
Pendant: (mark), 2008
Copper, enamel, graphite, scrub oak
4 x 3 x 2c m, 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Alissa Lamarre. Brooch: As Is, 2008. Copper, cloisonné enamel, wood, leather. 11 x 4 x 2 cm. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Alissa Lamarre
Brooch: As Is, 2008
Copper, cloisonné enamel, wood, leather
11 x 4 x 2 cm
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Alissa Lamarre. Ring: Preen, 2008. Sterling silver, fur, iolite. 2 x 2 x 4 cm. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Alissa Lamarre
Ring: Preen, 2008
Sterling silver, fur, iolite
2 x 2 x 4 cm
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Alissa Lamarre. Necklace: Tchotchke, 2009. Sterling  silver, wood, wax, plaster. 40 x 10 x 5 cm. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Alissa Lamarre
Necklace: Tchotchke, 2009
Sterling silver, wood, wax, plaster
40 x 10 x 5 cm
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Katelyn Kronshage. Necklace: Calling all Humans Series, 2010. Paper, rubber, thread. Approximately 40 cm long. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Katelyn Kronshage
Necklace: Calling all Humans Series, 2010
Paper, rubber, thread
Approximately 40 cm long
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Katelyn Kronshage. Object: Calling all Humans Series, 2010. Leather, hair, fimo, natural elements,  thread. Approximately 20 cm long. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Katelyn Kronshage
Object: Calling all Humans Series, 2010
Leather, hair, fimo, natural elements, thread
Approximately 20 cm long
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Katelyn Kronshage. Brooch: Calling all Humans Series, 2010. Paper, glass beads, thread, oxidized sterling  silver. Approximately 40 cm long. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Katelyn Kronshage
Brooch: Calling all Humans Series, 2010
Paper, glass beads, thread, oxidized sterling silver
Approximately 40 cm long
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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Jason Spicko. Brooch: Studies on Snow, 2010. Oxidized sterling silver, various found materials. Largest Brooch - 11 x 6 x 1.5 cm. BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry. Jason Spicko
Brooch: Studies on Snow, 2010
Oxidized sterling silver, various found materials
Largest Brooch - 11 x 6 x 1.5 cm
BFA with emphasis in Metals/Jewelry
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