Metals

The Metals area at UNC presents a comprehensive study of basic and advanced techniques and processes for the creation of wearable art. Non ferrous metals are used along with semi precious stones and mixed media. In addition to wearable art, the Metals program addresses historical and contemporary design concepts, critical analysis and symbolism in fine art jewelry.

Metals Student Work

Metals Student Work

Metals Student Work

Metals Student Work

Metals Student Work


 

Facilities

The Jewelry Studio is housed in the recently renovated Arts Annex. It has been design to address health and safety concerns of the metals students and provides equipment for a broad spectrum of metalsmithing techniques.

Metalsmithing, Jewelry Studio

Jewelry Studio

Student Work, Jewelry

 

 

"I've bonded with faculty, classmates, and art unique to this environment. Here I grew to be knowledgeable, sensible, flexible, deliberate, introspective, and ultimately an artist I never thought I would be. I treasure my experiences; they will always be part of me and my art."

Tania Silver

Tania Silver, UNC Art & Design Alum

"Getting my hands dirty in several different medias really helped me grow as an artist by allowing me to explore my own interests freely. With support from the knowledgeable professors I feel very confident about my future endeavors; inside the classroom and out."

Caitlyn Urhammer

Caitlyn Urhammer, UNC Art & Design Alum

 

Faculty & Staff

jewelry-wire

CeCe Wire

Faculty Work

8 x 6.3 x 2.8 cm
bracelet of fine and sterling silver

Barn With Cupola, 2004

CeCe Wire, Artist/Metalsmith Robert Diamante, Photographer

5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
double ring of fine and sterling silver

Granary with Triple Silos, 2005

CeCe Wire, Artist/Metalsmith Robert Diamante, Photographe

4.5 x 2 x 1 cm
ring of fine and sterling silver

Solo Silo (tall), 2002

CeCe Wire, Artist/Metalsmith Robert Diamante, Photographe

2.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm 
ring of fine and sterling silver

Solo Silo (short), 2002

CeCe Wire, Artist/Metalsmith Robert Diamante, Photographe

5.5 x 3 x 2 cm
double banded ring of fine and sterling silver

Tall Granary (long cupola), 2005

CeCe Wire, Artist/Metalsmith Robert Diamante, Photographe