PERSONAL HISTORY

Born 9/30/49, Amherst, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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 

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

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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