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Teresa Faris

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Published: 06.09.2016
Teresa Faris. Brooch: CWaB V #3: Condensation, 2016. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel. Teresa Faris
Brooch: CWaB V #3: Condensation, 2016
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel
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Teresa Faris. Necklace: CWaB V #4:Condensation, 2016. Sterling silver, reclaimed Comfy Perch™. Teresa Faris
Necklace: CWaB V #4:Condensation, 2016
Sterling silver, reclaimed Comfy Perch™
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Teresa Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #13, 2016. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel. Teresa Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #13, 2016
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel
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Teresa Faris. Necklace: Condensation, 2016. Sterling silver and reclaimed comfy perch. Teresa Faris
Necklace: Condensation, 2016
Sterling silver and reclaimed comfy perch
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Teresa Faris. Neckpiece: Collaboration with a Bird IV, #11, 2016. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa Faris
Neckpiece: Collaboration with a Bird IV, #11, 2016
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird IV #10, 2016. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel. Teresa Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird IV #10, 2016
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel
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Teresa Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird IV #10, 2016. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel. Back view. Teresa Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird IV #10, 2016
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel

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Teresa Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird IV, #8, 2016. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird IV, #8, 2016
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird IV, #9, 2016. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird IV, #9, 2016
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #6, 2015. Sterling silver, stainless steel, wood altered by a bird. 10.16 x 9.53 x 2.54 cm. Teresa Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #6, 2015
Sterling silver, stainless steel, wood altered by a bird
10.16 x 9.53 x 2.54 cm
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Teresa Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #7, 2015. Sterling silver, stainless steel, wood altered by a bird. 5.72 x 4.45 x 2.54 cm. Teresa Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #7, 2015
Sterling silver, stainless steel, wood altered by a bird
5.72 x 4.45 x 2.54 cm
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Teresa Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #5, 2015. Sterling silver, stainless steel, wood altered by a bird. 12.7 x 7.62 x 2.54 cm. Teresa Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #5, 2015
Sterling silver, stainless steel, wood altered by a bird
12.7 x 7.62 x 2.54 cm
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Teresa Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #4, 2015. 925 silver, wood altered by a bird, 18K gold. 10.2 x 11.5 x 1.3 cm, 51.2 cm chain. Teresa Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #4, 2015
925 silver, wood altered by a bird, 18K gold
10.2 x 11.5 x 1.3 cm, 51.2 cm chain
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Teresa Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #2, 2015. Sterling Silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel. 4 x 3 x 2 cm. Teresa Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #2, 2015
Sterling Silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel
4 x 3 x 2 cm
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Teresa Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #2, 2015. Sterling Silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel. 4 x 3 x 2 cm. Teresa Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #2, 2015
Sterling Silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel
4 x 3 x 2 cm
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Teresa Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #2, 2015. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, polymer, stainless  steel. 3 x 4 x 2 cm. Teresa Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #2, 2015
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, polymer, stainless steel
3 x 4 x 2 cm
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Teresa Faris. Neckpiece: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #1, 2014. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa Faris
Neckpiece: Collaboration with a Bird lV, #1, 2014
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa Faris. Piece: Collaboration with a Bird lll, #19, 2014. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel. 35.8 x 15.4 x 2.6 cm. Teresa Faris
Piece: Collaboration with a Bird lll, #19, 2014
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel
35.8 x 15.4 x 2.6 cm
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Teresa Faris. Piece: Collaboration with a Bird lll, #18, 2014. Sterling, Stainless steel, wood altered by a bird. Teresa Faris
Piece: Collaboration with a Bird lll, #18, 2014
Sterling, Stainless steel, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa Faris. Piece: Collaboration with a Bird lll, #18, 2014. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel. 11.5 x 11.5 x 2.6 cm. Teresa Faris
Piece: Collaboration with a Bird lll, #18, 2014
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel
11.5 x 11.5 x 2.6 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaborations with a Bird lll #17, 2014. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaborations with a Bird lll #17, 2014
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration WIth a Bird lll, #16. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F., FarisNecklace: Collaboration WIth a Bird lll, #16Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration WIth a Bird lll, #16
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird


Teresa F., Faris
Necklace: Collaboration WIth a Bird lll, #16
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird

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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lll, #15, 2013. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lll, #15, 2013
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, #14. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F., FarisNecklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, #14Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, #14
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird


Teresa F., Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, #14
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird

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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration With a Bird lll, #13, 2013. Sterling Silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration With a Bird lll, #13, 2013
Sterling Silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Detail. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
Detail
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013. Sterling silver. wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013
Sterling silver. wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013. Sterling silver. wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013
Sterling silver. wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013. Sterling silver. wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013
Sterling silver. wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013. Sterling silver. wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird lll, 2013
Sterling silver. wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaborartion with a Bird lll, 2013. Wood altered by a bird, sterling silver. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaborartion with a Bird lll, 2013
Wood altered by a bird, sterling silver
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaborartion with a Bird lll (detail), 2013. Wood altered by a bird, sterling silver. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaborartion with a Bird lll (detail), 2013
Wood altered by a bird, sterling silver
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaborartion with a Bird lll, 2013. Wood altered by a bird, sterling silver. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaborartion with a Bird lll, 2013
Wood altered by a bird, sterling silver
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2012. Wood altered by a bird, sterling silver. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2012
Wood altered by a bird, sterling silver
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2012. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2012
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2012. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2012
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2012. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2012
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
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Teresa F. Faris. Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2012. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. Back view. Teresa F. Faris
Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2012
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
Back view
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. 7.7 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
7.7 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. 10.2 x 10.2 x 2.6 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
10.2 x 10.2 x 2.6 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. 10.2 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
10.2 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. 10.2 x 7.7 x 2.6 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
10.2 x 7.7 x 2.6 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. 3.2 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
3.2 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird, 2011. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. 6.4 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird, 2011
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
6.4 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. 7.7 x 9 x 1.9 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
7.7 x 9 x 1.9 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird, 2011. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. 7.7 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird, 2011
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
7.7 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Pendant: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. 5.1 x 2.6 x 1.9 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Pendant: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2011
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
5.1 x 2.6 x 1.9 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2010. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. 7.7 x 10.2 x 2.6 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird ll, 2010
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
7.7 x 10.2 x 2.6 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird, 2009. Sterling silver, Wood Chewed by a Bird. 7.7 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird, 2009
Sterling silver, Wood Chewed by a Bird
7.7 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm
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teresa F. Faris. Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird, 2009. Sterling silver, Wood Chewed by a Bird. 5.1 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm. teresa F. Faris
Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird, 2009
Sterling silver, Wood Chewed by a Bird
5.1 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Ring: Collaboration With a Bird, 2009. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. 6.4 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Ring: Collaboration With a Bird, 2009
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
6.4 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Ring: Collaboration With a Bird, 2009. Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird. 3.8 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Ring: Collaboration With a Bird, 2009
Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird
3.8 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm
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Teresa F. Faris. Ring: Collaboration With a Bird, 2008. Wood altered by a bird, sterling silver. 5.1 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm. Teresa F. Faris
Ring: Collaboration With a Bird, 2008
Wood altered by a bird, sterling silver
5.1 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm
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Intro
Teresa Faris is an American Contemporary Jeweller who holds a MFA (Fine Art) in metals from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rhythmic and repetitive movements command her artistic creative process. As seen in the series: "Collaboration with a Bird", repeatedly chewed wood, by a winged one, and hand sawed or pierced metal are the main components of her jewellery. Faris's works have been featured in various exhibitions and publications and she has received a number of Fellowships, Honors and Awards.


 

Statement

Humans inhale and exhale approximately 22,000 times a day. Hummingbird’s average 250 breathes per minute.

Privilege comes in many forms ranging from eye color, physical and mental ability to class, status and power. I see the greatest privilege one could have is the ability to forget that air is entering and exiting the body. To perform this one critical natural act without any mental consideration frees the mind to explore endless arenas of fantasy, invention and day-to-day tasks.

When removed from what is natural and stripped of privilege one must find ways of soothing the mind. A caged non-human may pace or repeatedly chew wood, and a dis-eased human may pace or saw metal. Rhythmic and repetitive movements encourage introspective or creative thinking. As a maker I have adopted this practice and find that it eases the mind when the body is testing and acting as a reminder of impermanence. I am drawn to the simplest technique of sawing/piercing as I find that I am able to forget about the process in the same way that some individuals may forget about the breath.

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2016:
Exhibition  08 Sep 2016 - 16 Oct 2016  Shadow Themes: Finding the Present in the Past.
Exhibition  01 Jul 2016 - 06 Oct 2016  Color Me This. Contemporary Art Jewelry.
Exhibition  01 Jul 2016 - 08 Oct 2016  Color Me This: Contemporary Art Jewelry.
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC, USA
Exhibition  06 Feb 2016 - 31 Dec 2016  Impressions 2016. The Permanent.
2015:
Exhibition  18 Oct 2015 - 29 Oct 2015  Adorn: Contemporary Wearable Art.
Exhibition  10 Sep 2015 - 25 Oct 2015  Angles.
Exhibition  24 Apr 2015 - 31 Dec 2015  Impressions.
2014:
Exhibition  13 Dec 2014 - 17 Dec 2014  The Parallel Worlds.
2013:
Exhibition  04 Nov 2013 - 15 Nov 2013  Pushing Boundaries & Chasing Challenges.
2012:
Exhibition  19 Jun 2012 - 30 Jun 2012  The Year Was 2006.
2011:
Exhibition  06 May 2011 - 28 May 2011  Garbage Pin.
2009:
Exhibition  16 Dec 2009 - 10 Jan 2010  Garbage Pin Project:'worth VS waste'.

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Website:  The Work of Teresa Faris. So Catchy - where fashion begins:  2016
Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Estrada, Nicolas.  Promopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
Book:  500 Silver Jewelry Designs. Lark Books/Sterling Publishing Co. Inc:  2011
Magazine:  WFUMC Anesthesiology Journal. 2011
Cover Image: Genetics. March
Book:  500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. Lark Books/Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.:  2009
Catalogue:  Women of Metal Exhibition Catalogue. 2008
Exhibition catalogue includes a catalogue essay, comprehensive timeline, artwork and biographies for 33 participating artists, Contributing Editor
Book:  500 Necklaces. Lark Books/Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.:  2006
Catalogue:  Clowes, Jody. Metalsmiths and Mentors. 2006
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Catalogue:  Women of Metal. 2006
Educators Manual Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2006 
Book:  Making Metal Beads. Lark Books/Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.:  2006
Book:  500 Bracelets. 2005
Lark Books/Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.
Magazine:  Cozzolino, Bob. ISTHMUS. Four Madisonians Make the Ordinary Extraordinary. 2002
February 22
Newspaper:  Artist Exhibit Returns to Old Days of Competition. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  2001
Book:  Garbage Pin Project. 'worth VS waste'. Klimt02 Publishers:  Barcelona, 
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