Metals and Jewelry Design Program Chair, Students Featured in Jewelry Artist Magazine

Posted March 16, 2017 in Metals & Jewelry Design, Faculty, Product Design, Student

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) Professor and Allesee Metals and Jewelry Design Program Chair Phil Renato and two of his students are featured in the March 2017 issue of Jewelry Artist magazine.

Renato and students Lauren Gravelyn and Ainslie MacMaster were included in a piece examining what educational institutions are doing to prepare their students to keep pace with the evolving realities of the jewelry industry. Renato spoke to KCAD’s commitment to taking a forward-thinking approach to preparing students in the Metals and Jewelry Design program to succeed professionally upon graduation. The article also featured images of work from Renato, Gravelyn, and MacMaster.

Find out where you can get your hands on a copy of the issue here

Volta Necklace by Phil Renato"Volta Necklace" by Phil Renato (credit: Phil Renato)

Brooch designed by Ainslie McMasterBrooch designed by Ainslie McMaster (credit: Phil Renato)

Flatware designed by Lauren GravelynFlatware designed by Lauren Gravelyn (credit: Phil Renato)


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