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    How To Get Your Jewelry On Air

    Ever see your style icons on shows or movies wearing impeccable jewelry? Or even jewelry that's similar to your designs?  Accessories Magazine's article* on Screen Style covers TV's biggest hit shows and how you can get your unique jewelry on air.  

    Read below for the full article.

    How to get your jewelry on air

    *Parker, Lauren. "Screen Style: How to Get Your Jewelry On Air." Accessories May 2016: 28. Print.


    Ira Sherman Workshop 10/12/16 - 10/13/16

    In this exciting two-day demo and hands-on workshop, students will learn to combine molded hinge designs with miniature pneumatic cylinders and air muscles to create kinetic motion.

    Students will build and test miniature air muscles and adapt these devices to their own hinge designs. Sherman will demonstrate how he molds and adapts hinge designs from toys into mechanized metal hinge components and he will also demonstrate how the movement of these air hinges can be activated by an electronic solenoid switch activated by a microprocessor or common electrical toy circuits.

    Registration Fee: $40

    Materials Fee: $30

    SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS! 

    PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO ART U JEM CLUB MEMBERS!


    Register online at: https://irashermanworkshop.eventbrite.com

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    MFA/Jewelry and Metal Arts: Past, Present, Future

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    This November 3rd, The School of Jewelry and Metal Arts will present the gallery show, MFA/Jewelry and Metal Arts: Past, Present, Future.  The show will focus on MFA thesis artwork.  This includes the era when JEM was under FASCU’s department and JEM's earliest graduate students.  Additionally, the gallery will display JEM's current students’ theses work.  Please stop by the Cannery, in Suite 115, at 5:30 to view the incredible work our students have produced!

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    2016 Graduate Highlights

    2016 has proven to be an exciting year for the School of Jewelry and Metal Arts! Between exhibitions, new classes, and other great events, our students have been very very busy. In honor of their hard work, we have selected a small group of this years graduates to highlight.


    Jenhui Chang

    "Those Beautiful Little Pathogens"

    "Wearing jewelry is special and enjoyable, but because I am allergic to metals and other things, I cannot wear jewelry. As a lover of jewelry, I try to overcome my allergies and deal with the reactions my body has to metal touching my skin. I have gradually come to accept the fact that the allergies win every time. I began to be curious about these tiny pathogens, and how certain tiny organisms have so much power and influence over human beings. 

    Since I cannot overcome my own allergies, I wanted to conquer the irritants by creating a body of work consisting of jewelry and sculptural pieces inspired by a variety of cells that trigger people's physical responses. 

    Also, I want to create awareness about people suffering from illnesses. Through this work, people may have a better understanding of the beautiful, yet powerful impact of those tiny cells, and develop empathy towards others instead of judging them from unpleasant appearances."


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    Hilary Halstead Scott Coming to JEM October 26th!

    What’s Next? Exploring a Career Path for Early Career Studio Jewelers

    Wednesday, October 26th 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    410 Bush Street, San Francisco, Ca

    Halstead

    It’s hard to think past graduation day. Leaving the security of a university metals studio can be a scary step. Where will you make? How will you sell work? Entrepreneurship is intimidating. 

    Hilary Halstead Scott, the President of Halstead, an international jewelry supply wholesaler will be visiting the School of Jewelry and Metal Arts this October. In her talk, Hilary will outline one path to independence as a studio artist, by incorporating lessons from her lifetime in the jewelry industry, an advanced business education, and over a decade or experience coordinating the Halstead Grant competition for emerging artists. 

    “Coaching new jewelers is one of my favorite things. I cannot think of a better way to give back to our community. Young artists are bubbling over with questions, ideas and worries. The enthusiasm of newly minted makers is contagious and it never fails to reignite my love for the jewelry world.”

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    Welcome to Spring 2016!

    Phew, the first two weeks of the semester have flown by! Here in JEM we are busy preparing for our upcoming JEM Club lead student exhibition, InFlux: Future Directions in Jewelry and Metal Arts. This group show of advanced student work in the School of Jewelry and Metal Arts, represents the diverse body of emerging talent in this exciting program.

    Please join us at the Opening Reception on Thursday March 3rd from 5:30pm - 5:30pm

    Location: The AAU Galleries at The Cannery @2801 Leavenworth, Suite 112, San Francisco

    The exhibition will be ongoing from March 2nd - April 3rd

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