In Focus

Dongyi Wu

Introduce Yourself:   My name is Dongyi Wu, I was born and raised in China. I am a contemporary jewelry artist currently working and living in San Antonio, USA. I received my Master’s Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in…

Youjin Um

Introduce Yourself: Hello everyone, My name is Youjin Um and I’m [a] Korean metalcraft artist. I miss my childhood memories and make space [to put] each of my precious memories and feel through the way I pierce… I like sawing…

Andrew Thornton

Introduce Yourself: Andrew Thornton is a professional fine artist, trained at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He works in painting, collage, and metalsmithing. His work explores identity through magical realism and fantasy. Andrew is the Co-Owner…

Annie Cyrus

Introduce Yourself:   Hello! My name is Annie Cyrus. I’m a queer, Asian American artist from Northeastern Ohio and am currently attending Kent State University for a BFA in Jewelry, Metals, and Enameling. I love taking care of my cats…

LM deLeon

Introduce Yourself: I’m a queerdo living my best life dancing in the liminal space between dichotomies. During one fateful semester in college, I fell in love with hammering metals in Dawn Nakaishi’s class. I’ve since built a home studio in…

Dawn Cheung

Introduce Yourself:   Dawn Cheung is a third-year student in the Jewellery Arts program at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, where she is learning to become a well-rounded goldsmith and artist. A frequent traveler to Asia, particularly Japan, she…

Nicholas Hesson

Introduce Yourself: Nicholas is an MFA candidate in Metal Design at East Carolina University graduating in the Spring of 2023. He utilizes traditional metalsmithing and enameling techniques alongside modern additive manufacturing and production methods. He received his Associate of Fine…

Tyler Young

Introduce Yourself: Tyler Young is a Portland based artist that received his BA in ceramics and jewelry and a minor in philosophy from San Diego State University in 2021. Tyler’s philosophical interest has caused him to look at the art…

Mark Mcleish

Introduce Yourself: Mark Mcleish graduated from Loughborough University in Silversmithing and Jewellery and has since exhibited globally as an art jeweler. He then returned to studies for an MA in Craft Jewellery at Manchester School of Art. Mark is now …

Shuoran Zhou

Introduce Yourself: Shuoran Zhou was born in Beijing, China, and is an artist currently located in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated with a BFA in Oil Painting from China Academy of Art in 2019, and an MFA in Studio art from…

Rowena Katigbak

Introduce Yourself: My journey has led me through various media and disciplines such as jewelry making, encaustic painting, kinetic sculpture and carving. My practice has now circled back to jewelry making and carving to honor the memory of my ancestors….

Cate O’Connell-Richards

Introduce Yourself: Cate O’Connell-Richards is an artist, jeweler, broomsquire, and educator. Currently they are a Lecturer for both UW-Madison and UW-Green Bay in art foundations and metals/jewelry. O’Connell-Richards has been awarded several grants for craft research and was recently a…

Hannah Toussaint

Introduce yourself: Hannah Toussaint is a queer metalsmith and craft artist originally from the midwest. She studied material construction through theatrical costume design as an undergraduate and recently completed a year-long post-baccalaureate program in Metalsmithing and Jewelry at the University…

Aina Sullivan

Introduce Yourself: My name is Aina (She/Her), I identify as a Black and Indigenous woman. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee, raised in New Jersey, and have lived in many places on the east coast. I’m currently living and working…

In Focus: LGBTQIA+/BIPOC Digital Exhibition

In Focus: LGBTQIA+/BIPOC Digital Exhibition was shown at the 2022 SNAG x Providence Conference and can now be viewed online. In Focus showcases BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ makers who create impactful sculpture and adornment. It highlights the diverse voices that make SNAG…

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