Lecture: Things and Thingness

RENEE ZETTLE-STERLING is an artist, object maker, and educator whose studio practice consists of exploring a multiplicity of media and technique to create small-scale body orientated devices, jewelry, and installations.  Her work explores issues surrounding our relationship with everyday objects, as catalysts for stimulating memory and informing identity.  She received her MFA in Sculpture/Installation, a MA in Metals/Jewelry from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a BFA in Papermaking/Fibers from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She has taught workshops, exhibited and lectured on her work nationally and internationally.  Several prominent exhibitions include:  Metalsmiths Linking:  A Cross Cultural Exchange, Gallery Yu, Tokyo, Japan; Decorative Resurgence, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ;Stories to Be Looked At, Pictures to Be Read, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL;Extremities: Exploring the Margins of the Human Body, The Jung Center of Houston, Houston, TX; Jewellery Journey Air, Traveling exhibition: Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI, Galeria Isidro Miranda, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Museum of Art and Craft in Hamburg, Germany; Jewelry in Motion, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; and Transubstantial, Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle, WA. Additionally, Renee’s work has been featured in over thirteen publications, such as 21st Century Jewelry:  The Best of the 500 Series, 1000 Rings:  Inspiring Adornment for the Hand, 500 Metal Vessels, as well as Metalsmith Magazine, and American Craft Magazine.

JEAN CAMPBELL designs, teaches, and writes about beadwork. She is the senior editor of Beadwork magazine and has written and edited more than 45 books, most recently including Steampunk Style Jewelry and Creating Glamorous Jewelry with Swarovski Elements. Jean regularly contributes to BeadingDaily.com and is a Crystallized Elements Ambassador for the Swarovski Company. She has appeared on the DIY Jewelry Making show, The Shay Pendray Show, and PBS’ Beads, Baubles, and Jewels where she gives how-to instructions, provides inspiration, and lends crafting advice. Jean teaches off-loom beading throughout the United States. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her family and a whole lot of beads. Visit Jean’s website atwww.jeancampbellink.com.