Accomplished faculty instruct, guide and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.
Student competitions, gallery exhibitions and portfolio development help students prepare for life as professional artists. With the knowledge and skills they gained at EU, graduates enjoy success across the U.S. and around the world.
Edinboro students thrive in an exciting, artistic environment. Visiting artists provide inspiration, student organizations offer support, and exceptional studio facilities enable them to develop their own personal aesthetic.
Our expansive studio has everything you need to fulfill your potential. You will thrive in our 2,400 square-foot Jewelry and Metals studio as you master a broad range of techniques and define your artistic style. Four separate rooms are fully equipped for fabricating, forming, enameling, etching, casting, mold making, die forming, electroforming, finishing and documenting work:
Jewelry and Metalsmithing Graduates are finding success making custom and production jewelry, starting their own businesses, or continuing their education in graduate school. Many garner national recognition from national galleries, exhibitions and publications. Some success stories include:
Jenny Butterfield (BFA ’09) - Specializes in using non-traditional materials and sentimental objects to create fine jewelry. Her designs have been featured in the #GottaHaveIt Style Blog curated by Pittsburgh Magazine as well as Showcase 500 Art Necklaces. Jenny Butterfield Designs LLC is located in McMurray, Pa., near Pittsburgh.
Logan Woodle (MFA ’12) - Assistant Professor of Art at Coastal Carolina University will be featured in the exhibition 40 Under 40: The Next Generation of American Metal Artists, 2019 at The Metal Museum in Memphis, TN.
Alyssa Rodibaugh (BFA ’18) - Works on educational programming while continuing to build her portfolio as a Studio Apprentice at the Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA.
Aileen Lampman (BFA ’93) - Creates sterling silver and gold jewelry based on forms in nature through her business, Al Jewelry. Her work was chosen to be given as gifts at the G-20 Summit held in Pittsburgh in 2009.
Sarah Schoolcraft (BFA ’02, MA ‘03, BS in Art Education ‘10) - Co-founder of Gallery 104 in downtown Edinboro, a boutique shop that carries the handmade work of more than 70 mostly local artists and offers art classes and events.
Eileen Viloria (BFA ‘08) - Founder of Viloria Road in 2014. Her work is carried at area craft shows and at Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, where she is assistant manager.
"Cappy and Sue taught me to love process, but never to be satisfied with it. They drove me to refine my craft, question my assumptions, and find joy in the process. They answered my questions, but they also gave me the tools I needed to find my own answers. As a teacher, I strive to strike the balance they have achieved in Edinboro’s program. Sue and Cappy have created a program that pushes students, both conceptually and technically, while also instilling a joy for making that serves students throughout their entire careers."
Logan Woodle, MFA '12