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Tina Rath

Published: 24.10.2016
Tina Rath. Necklace: Tangled Circles 12, 2016. Sterling silver, African blackwood, pyrite. 61.5 x 16 x 2 cm. Photo by: Ken Yaniovak. From series: Mala Mala. Tina Rath
Necklace: Tangled Circles 12, 2016
Sterling silver, African blackwood, pyrite
61.5 x 16 x 2 cm
Photo by: Ken Yaniovak
From series: Mala Mala
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Tina’s fluid practice includes jewelry, drawings, prints and objects. She completed her studies at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia (BFA) and in Amsterdam at The Sandburg Instituut (MFA). She augmented her passion to engage and explore ideas through conversation and object making by teaching. She was Associate Professor at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine and was the Chair of the Department of Metalsmithing and Jewelry for a combined total of eight years. She also held short term positions at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Tina is passionate about supporting the field of contemporary studio jewelry through education and awareness. She served as president of the Bay Area Metal Arts Guild in Northern California as well as served four years on the board of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). Tina currently works in a bright and active collective studio she developed in Oakland, CA that serves to support young jewelers in their budding careers as they transition from school. Her work can be seen in numerous books and magazines and in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art and Design in New York and The Mint Museum in North Carolina.