Teacher Type: Jewelry

Alicia Jane Boswell

Alicia Jane Boswell received her MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has attained positions of visiting professor, Jewelry & Metalsmithing artist-in-residence, Studio technician, Museum Exhibitions Assistant, and visiting workshop instructor at arts & crafts education centers around the United States & Internationally including The Center for Enamel Art, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, the Society of Florida Goldsmiths, and The Textile Support Group Pavia Italy & Wollongong Australia.

In 2013 she was honored to be invited to assist and display work in a small workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Ratti Textile Center which coincided with the exhibition “Gems of European Lace” 1600- 1920. In April of the same year, she was invited by the Textile Support Organization in Pavia Italy to exhibit work, lecture and teach a small textile/lace jewelry workshop. Alicia also has had the pleasure of exhibiting at SIERAAD the International Jewelry Fair in Amsterdam. Her work can be found in public & private collections, including the Enamel Arts Foundation & The Lace Museum in Sunnyvale California. Alicia resides in West Palm Beach Florida, where she is the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department Manager at the Armory Art Center & presently teaches enameling & advanced metalsmithing workshops & classes. She also continues to pursue her studio practice with commissions and limited production work.

Alicia currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida where she is the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department Manager at the Armory Art Center and the BIJOUX! 2021 Assistant Director.

Alicia Jane Boswell

Aurélie Guillaume

French-Canadian artist Aurélie Guillaume plays with the longstanding link between the technique of enamel (in which powdered glass is fused to metal by firing it at a high temperature) and the art of storytelling. Where makers from other centuries might have presented religious narratives in their brightly colored objects, Guillaume looks to street art, comics, and other forms of popular culture. In her work, a single character is frozen in the middle of a story that remains hidden from the viewer.

Aurélie Guillaume studied jewelry and metalsmithing at the École de joaillerie de Montréal, and at NSCAD University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Her work is featured in the collections of the Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles, the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, the University of Iowa Museum of art, and the Pureun Culture Foundation in Seoul, South Korea as well as major private collections. Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h represents the artist since 2015.

Learn more about her work in these articles:

Craft Council Magazine

National Jeweler: The Whimsical Jewelry of Aurélie Guillaume

Follow Aurelie on Instagram @mlleguillaume

Aurélie Guillaume

Ellen Levy

Ellen Levy is an art jeweler and has been knitting for over 60 years.  She finds combining both hobbies and avocations has been an absolute joy. She has been selling her jewelry at art jewelry boutiques and major art shows in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Austin, Texas and southern Florida for the past 15 years and presently sells locally at Whitespace and the Armory Art Center. Ellen Levy’s first career was as an environmental designer, designing sensory stimulation environments for multiply handicapped individuals. Her second career was capital goods sales for one of the two largest hospital equipment companies in the world. Her third career was as executive vice president of a clinical research company that performed research for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, from which she retired. Ellen returned to her love of design when she studied jewelry design at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Taos Institute of Art in Taos, New Mexico and from many Master Jewelry Artists throughout the United States. As a graduate student in design, Ellen was deeply influenced by the geometry, form and function of the architects and designers of the Bauhaus School.  As a jewelry artist she has transformed her love of form and function into a unique combination of style, form, texture, and color.

Ellen Levy

Maria Camera-Smith

Artist-in-Residence, Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Maria Camera-Smith is a maker of jewelry, functional hollowware, and large wearable works, which focus on humankind’s relationship with its environment. She uses traditional and contemporary metalsmithing techniques alongside precious metals, enamel, industrial, natural and synthetic materials. Camera-Smith earned her MFA in Jewelry, Metals, and Enameling from Kent State University, OH in 2021 and a BFA in Metalsmithing from Slippery Rock University, PA in 2015. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in private and public collections including the Brockway Center for Arts and Technology in Brockway, PA. Camera-Smith is a member of the Allegheny Metals Collective (AMC), Ethical Metalsmiths Students (EMS) and Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG).

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Maria Camera-Smith

Mark Gibson

Mark T. Gibson has been working with silver & gold since 2014. A veteran of the first Gulf War, he began working with sheet metal by fabricating custom parts for his motorcycles. He found the transition to jewelry a natural fit for his evolving aesthetic, discovering that many of the techniques he’d learned translated handily into precious metal.

Mark has created exciting custom jewelry to customers in the UK, Wales, Russia, Germany and Abu Dhabi as well as throughout South Florida & the United States. He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2004, and enjoys combining his passions for technology & teaching with the expressive art of jewelry.