The Bay Area, location of Academy of Art University, is home to a vibrant and very active jewelry and metal arts community. Many great resources exist for both students and professionals alike. Below you will find links to JEM Department resources and various organizations in our field.

JEM Student Resources

JEM Social Media

JEM Facebook Page (@AcademyArtJEM) – Keep up to date with many of the activities going on both online and onsite within the JEM deparment

JEM Club Facebook Page (@AAUJEMClub) – A network of information, education, and support for students in the JEM program

AAU Jewelry and Metal Arts Facebook Group – Created for JEM students and those in JEM classes to be able to talk to each other, receive feedback, and post questions specific to metals, jewelry, our department, and classes

AAUHOO Facebook Group – A great online resource for all AAU students on Facebook

JEM Instagram Page (@academyartjem) – View highlighted works, student success stories, faculty spotlights, and general department announcements and happenings

Guilds & Organizations

General Resources

Art Jewelry Forum – Forum advocating the international field of contemporary art jewelry

Crafthaus – International social networking and online forum for professional artists

Halstead – Jewelry supplies for small jewelry businesses

The Jewelry Loupe – Blog/magazine covering jewelry history, reviews, profiles, interviews, and practical information for jewelry lovers

Klimt02 – Resources on contemporary jewelry and crafts accessible to international community

Metalcyberspace – Information, documentation, and inspiration in the field of modern art jewelry design and metalsmithing arts

The Santa Fe Symposium Papers Archive – Digital library of jewelry-making and manufacturing papers of Symposium presentations