On The Verge submission - atavern
Amy Tavern received her BFA in Metal Design from the University of Washington in 2002. She also holds a BA in Arts Administration from the State University of New York College at Fredonia. She has taught metalsmithing at the Penland School of Crafts and the Pratt Fine Arts Center. Amy lectured about professional practices at the 2008 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference as well as at the University of Washington, the Penland School of Crafts, and Long Beach City College. She has participated in group exhibitions at Sienna Gallery, Quirk Gallery, and The Museum of Contemporary Craft, among others. Amy was chosen as a 2009 American Craft Council Searchlight Artist and was also selected as an Emerging Artist for the 2009 American Craft Exposition. Amy’s work has been published in several books including 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs by Lark Books. Amy is currently a Resident Artist at the Penland School of Crafts.