Metalsmithing & Jewelry

Metalsmithing and Jewelry students take a number of studio classes that allow them to explore the breadth of metal techniques such as casting, enameling, raising and forging.

The faculty in the Metalsmithing and Jewelry program at UNT is exceptional.  From their collective expertise, a comprehensive range of resources is available to the students of the Metalsmithing & Jewelry program.

A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry from the University of North Texas will help you become a practicing artist exhibiting and selling works in galleries, shops, museums and art fairs.

Visit the UNT Metalsmithing & Jewelry Program Facebook Group or the Studio Arts Department's UNT Studio Art: Current and Former Facebook Group.

Ana Lopez

Ana Lopez's sculptural metalwork is informed by her additional studies of the History of American Decorative Arts at The Smithsonian Associates in Washington, DC. Through the sharing of her combined experiences with the practice, histories and theories relating to metalsmithing, students may gain additional insight and perspective on their own practice.

James Thurman

James Thurman has a diverse background with degrees in sculpture and metalsmithing along with certification as a machinist. His studio practice builds upon this background through a varied use of materials and processes, including metal, wood, plastics/synthetics and found objects, to create a range of sculptural domestic objects, from jewelry to furniture.

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Student accomplishments

Elizabeth Robertson

Studio Art
Metals and Jewelry

Studio Art
Metals and Jewelry

Alumni accomplishments

Holly York

Holly York is an Associate Museum Educator in Public Programs at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Holly coordinates Youth and Family Programs that include classes for preschoolers to pre-teens, the teen council, family workshops, family days, and summer camps. She enjoys the variety that her job offers whether it's reading to children in the gallery or helping a zoo unload animals for a family day!

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Holly York is an Associate Museum Educator in Public Programs at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Holly coordinates Youth and Family Programs that include classes for preschoolers to pre-teens, the teen council, family workshops, family days, and summer camps. She enjoys the variety that her job offers whether it's reading to children in the gallery or helping a zoo unload animals for a family day!