Introducing Presenter: Sharon Massey

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Sharon Massey is an Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metals at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Sharon’s jewelry was selected for both Schmuck 2014 and Schmuck 2015 in Munich, Germany. From 2012 to 2015 she served on the board of directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). Sharon received the Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) Emerging Artist Award in 2009. Images of her jewelry have been published in eight books, including The Art of Enameling and Art Jewelry Today 2nd and 3rd  and 4th Editions. Sharon received her BFA from Winthrop University in 1999 and her MFA from East Carolina University in 2006. She lives in a renovated commercial structure in Western Pennsylvania with her husband and their dogs.

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Steel champlevé is a lightweight, inexpensive, and rigid alternative to traditional copper or silver champlevé. Steel champlevé can be used in a variety of applications for jewelry or sculptural objects, but it is critical to understand the differences from non-ferrous enameling. My demonstration on mild steel champlevé will include etching, enameling, and options for finishing the surface.

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