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MAT summer institute supports programs at LearningWorks

MAT summer institute supports programs at LearningWorks Students in our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) summer institute have had two beautiful weeks . . .

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Liz Burdick ’22 named first Summer Illustration Fellow at The Nature Conservancy in Maine

We are thrilled to share that Liz Burdick '22, a recent graduate from our BFA Illustration major, was named the first Summer Illustration Fellow at The . . .

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Typographer, educator, & sign collector

Introducing Zenab Bastawala, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Zenab is an award-winning typographer, type designer/speaker, educator, and sign collector. She takes a multi-script and . . .

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Sandra Lapage MFA ’21 becomes a 2022-23 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient

Congratulations to Sandra Lapage MFA ’21 on being named a 2022-23 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient! Lapage lives and works in São . . .

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Meet Patrick Coughlin, Associate Professor of Ceramics

“In Patrick we are thrilled to have found the rare educator who is firmly grounded in contemporary design and production, the deep history of ceramics, and fine arts practice. Patrick will continue . . .

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Spotlight on Pace House

First settled by Native Americans known as Etchemins (skicin in Passamaquoddy) about 5,000 years ago, the town of Stonington is the gateway to the . . .

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olivier ’19 installs UFO Citing: A tribute to Lynn E. Catoe

olivier ’19 recently installed their site-specific piece UFO Citing: A tribute to Lynn E. Catoe in the Joanne Waxman Library stacks, serving as the very . . .

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Emotional Value Auctions featured on NPR’s KCUR 89.3

During the Charlotte Street 25th Anniversary Block Party in Kansas City last weekend, Professor and Coordinator of Public Engagement Adriane Herman held her . . .

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Maya Tihtiyas Attean ’23 searches for sanctuary in a cataclysmic world

Maya Tihtiyas Attean ’23 searches for sanctuary in a cataclysmic world Maya Tihtiyas Attean ’23—a Wabanaki artist raised on the . . .

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Parallels in the movement of humans and nature

Between ticketing and baggage claim at the Portland International Jetport this tourist season, visitors have the chance to get a glimpse of . . .

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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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