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Born 9/30/49, Amherst, Massachusetts


Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
M.F.A. 1977 Major: Metalsmithing and Jewelry

SUNY College at New Paltz 1973-74

Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 1972-73

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
B.F.A. 1972 Major: Crafts/Metalsmithing Also majored in Architecture 1968-1970


Founder: “Under Thirty,” a website for writing on jewelry by anyone under the age of thirty.

Co-author with Janet Koplos of "Makers: 20th Century American Studio Crafts", to be published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2009


Senior Lecturer 2016 - 2010, 2007, 1999, 1997, 1994 - 1995
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Advisory Committee, “Craft in America” television series


Instructor 1992
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Associate Professor of Jewelry/Metals 1986 - 1991 Assistant Professor 1981-1986
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 


Contributing Editor, Metalsmith magazine, 1980 -1992, 1995 - 2001


Visiting Instructor, 1983
University of Houston Graduate School of Architecture, Houston, Texas


Instructor of Metalsmithing 1979-1980
Department of Continuing Education Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts


Artist-in-Residence 1980
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa


Temporary Instructor of Metalsmithing 1977-1978
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado


Benchworker for "New England Weather," Leverett, Massachusetts
(production of silver jewelry) 1974-1975


Benchworker for Kurt Matzdorf, New Paltz, New York 1974 



Fellow, American Craft Council, 2014


James Renwick Alliance Master of the Medium award, 2013


Makers named by Choice as one of the top 25 academic books of 2011


Grant for Artist’s Project, Pew Fellowships in the Arts, 2002

Society of North American Goldsmiths Metalsmith Writer’s Award, 1997

Pew Fellowship in the Arts, 1996 

National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship 1992

Fulbright Teaching & Research Fellowship in Seoul, Korea, 1990

Kent State University Creative Activity Grants, 1983, 1989

Ohio Arts Council Crafts Fellowships, 1983, 1984,1988

Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Artists Foundation Fellowship, 1980

Colorado State University Faculty Improvement Research Grant, 1977

National Endowment for the Arts Craftsmen's Fellowship, 1977

CV for Bruce Metcalf
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