Metals & Jewelry Program Chair Spends Summer Teaching, Exhibiting
Associate Professor Phil Renato, Allesee Metals & Jewelry Design Program Chair, has spent his summer travelling the United States and abroad. In July, Renato taught a class called Polymer Chain Reactions at Penland School of Crafts, where he presented a short lecture, exhibited his work, and taught interdisciplinary students about polymer technology, PlasticNess, CAD modeling, and three-dimensional resin printing.
In late July, Renato will be in England with jeweler Courtney Starrett, presenting a lecture called ‚??Remote Resources: Contemporary Collaboration & Production in a Post-Studio Age‚?Ě at the Association for Contemporary Jewellery summer conference as well as scouting for a Summer 2011 travel abroad program. In September he will travel with a delegation of professional jewelers to China with artist Mary Lee Hu.