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Master of Science, Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship- 2019, Lindenwood University, Saint Charles, MO
Gemological Institute of America- Accredited Jewelry Professional 2010
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude- 1991, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Paris Fashion Institute, Paris France- Fashion Design Emphasis Summer 1991
University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy- Art and Art History Summer 1987
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 1987-1989
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 1986-1987

Advanced Training

Metalsmithing in Precious Metals

             Product Development/Design




Fashion Design

              Product Development/Design

              Clothing Construction




Fashion Illustration, Jewelry Rendering and Life Drawing

Textile Design, expertise in Japanese Arashi Shibori dyeing techniques

Business and Entrepreneurship

               Market Analysis

               Budget Building

               Sales Analysis

Fluent speaker of Italian language; ongoing student of Italian culture

Select Professional Experience

Uncommon Threads Jewelry, Saint Louis, MO, 1991-Present

Lindenwood University, Saint Charles, MO, Adjunct Professor & Guest Critic, 2016- Present

Nordstrom Stores, Tailor Shop/Alterations Department, Team Administrator. St, Louis Galleria, 2015- 2018

Curator, Contemporary Israeli Craft, Craft Alliance Center for  Arts & Design, 2004

Curator, Nature of Craft, Craft Alliance Center for  Arts & Design, 1999

Craft Alliance Center for Arts & Design, Shop Buyer/Manager; Gallery Director, 1999-2004

Teaching Experience

Lindenwood University Adjunct Professor & Guest Critic

                Introduction to the Fashion Industry

                Fashion Accessories Design

                Fundamentals of Sewing

Jewish Federation of Saint Louis: Arts & Soul Project:

                Japanese Shibori Techniques for Shabbat

                Japanese Shibori Techniques for Passover

 Craft Alliance Center for Arts & Design, Saint Louis, MO

                Workshop: Uncommon Threads’ Fiber Techniques in Metal, Levels 1 & 2

                Metalsmithing, Ages 10-15

 Canadian Consulate Trade Missions in Chicago, Toronto and Montreal

                Guest Presenter: Selling Your Art to US Galleries and Museum Stores


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