Associate Professor, Jewelry and Metals
Sharon Massey serves on the board of directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), and is a metals studio advisor at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, Pa. Sharon was one of two Americans chosen to participate in Schmuck 2014 in Munich, Germany. She received the Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist Award in 2009. In 2008 she was chosen to participate in Lucca Preziosa Young, an exhibition of eight jewelers under 35, which was exhibited in Lucca, Italy; at Inhorgenta in Munich, Germany; and at the JOYA Festival of Contemporary Jewelry in Barcelona, Spain. Also in 2008, Sharon was one of 12 jewelers whose work was chosen to tour five cities in Japan as part of the Japan Jewelry Design Association Biennale Exhibition. Images of Sharon’s jewelry have been published in seven books, including The Art of Enameling and Art Jewelry Today, second and third editions. Sharon’s work is included in the collection of the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. Sharon received her BFA from Winthrop University in 1999 and her MFA from East Carolina University in 2006.
MFA in Metal Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC BFA in Sculpture with concentration in Jewelry and Metals, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC