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Behind the Inspiration: Sam Steele ’22

Sam Steele ’22 graduated from our BFA Woodworking & Furniture Design program last month. He was the inaugural recipient of the Anne Honeywell Orr Memorial Endowed Scholarship, benefitting . . .

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MFA candidate Mattie Hinkley featured in winter issue of American Craft

If you haven’t grabbed a copy of the winter issue of American Craft yet, be sure not to miss the beautiful story written about MFA candidate and rising star Mattie Hinkley. In the piece, . . .

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Spotlight on MAT candidate Dan Toomre ’22: A Pre-College success story

At Maine College of Art & Design, we are proud to offer an array of programs designed to nourish emerging artists’ creativity and prepare them for professional success. One such offering is our . . .

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Nicholas Norris ’14 opens solo show in New York City

Painting alum Nicholas Norris ’14 opened his first solo exhibition Friday, February 24, 2023 at New York’s Thierry Goldberg Gallery. The exhibition, Turf Paradise, showcases Norris’ striking . . .

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Sarah Pedry Obuchowski MFA ’11 illustrates new children’s book “How Birds Sleep”

“Have you ever seen a bird sleep? Or wondered just when it is that migrating cranes find the time to catch Z’s as they cross the ocean? From the parrots of Thailand to the ostriches of . . .

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Kate Gardiner ’20 illustrates new children’s book “Small Places, Close to Home”

October 3, 2023, will see the release of the new children's book Small Places, Close to Home, written by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Kate Gardiner '20. The story is inspired . . .

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Prof. Greta Bank opens solo exhibition “Deep Fake” at Speedwell Contemporary

March 24 through April 29, Speedwell Contemporary presents Deep Fake, a solo exhibition by Greta Bank, Assistant Professor of Foundation at Maine College of Art & Design. Deep Fake is . . .

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Artistic Excellence › Metalsmithing & Jewelry

Discipline & Practice

Discipline & Practice

I began building my independent studio practice soon after graduation from MECA&D. I focused initially on one of a kind works but eventually, begrudgingly, I began working in multiples and developing a . . .

Processes of Making

Processes of Making

Describe a body of work that you are currently working on. My most recent body of work involves a series of lightly abstracted tools that can be handled but are functionally unusable. These objects juxtapose . . .

Student Perspective: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design

Student Perspective: Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design

Student Perspective: Betsy Lewis (Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design '16) from Maine College of Art & Design. To view more of Betsy's work, view her portfolio online . . .

Catherine Quattrociocchi ’17 in Juried National Exhibition

Catherine Quattrociocchi ’17 in Juried National Exhibition

Catherine Quattrociocchi '17 (Metalsmithing & Jewelry) was accepted into the juried exhibition Any Portmanteau in a Storm, a showcase in the blending of techniques, materials, and ideas to create the . . .

Provocative Work

Provocative Work

After receiving her BFA in Jewelry and Silversmithing in 1982 from the Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art & Design), Professor Portelance traveled the country, ultimately settling in Seattle, . . .

Majors Exhibit Nationally

Majors Exhibit Nationally

Two Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design majors, Betsy Lewis '16 and Mary Forst '16, were accepted into national exhibitions. Betsy is exhibiting in Craft Forms 2015, dedicated to enhancing the public's . . .

Downeast Weddin’ Bands

Downeast Weddin’ Bands

Tegan Curry is from Bar Harbor, Maine, and currently produces six lines of jewelry.  Growing up, she spent summers on the ocean working for her dad, with plenty of time to explore the coastline. Her latest . . .

Thrown into Depths of Metals Industry

Thrown into Depths of Metals Industry

Not content to spend her summer with one internship, Elizabeth “Betsy” Lewis traveled to New York City to intern for jewelry designer Janice Grzyb, as well as Erin Daily and Brian Weissman, owners of . . .

Forging a Relationship through Silversmithing

Forging a Relationship through Silversmithing

Jeffrey Herman ’81 came to Portland School of Art (PSA) before it was called MECA&D, before it was housed in an historic flagship six-floor department store and before it offered courses such as the “Art . . .

A Walk Down Locket Lane

A Walk Down Locket Lane

Chaya Caron ’99 began designing jewelry at the age of 16, graduating in 1999 with a BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing. She pursued business education studies at the University of Maine and apprenticed under . . .

An American Jeweler Abroad

An American Jeweler Abroad

In 2012, as a senior at MECA&D majoring in Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Aaron Patrick Decker ’12 was awarded a prestigious Windgate Fellowship, which allowed him to participate in artist residencies at the . . .

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