Metals / Jewelry / CAD-CAM

March 29, 2017

Tyler alumnus builds podium for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Author: Ryan Hewlett

Michael Latini, TYL ’01, co-founded the Montgomery County production company that built the podium Melissa McCarthy used in her portrayal of Sean Spicer. Michael Latini, TYL ’01, sees the world a little differently than everyone else. An old door in the trash becomes a vintage-inspired table in Latini’s studio. Scrap cardboard boxes transform into mini sets for short films. And a podium gets wheels to becomes a battering ram on Saturday Night Live. SNL commissioned Monkey Boys Productions, a Wyncote-based production and entertainment company co-founded by Latini and Marc Petrosino, to build the podium Melissa McCarthy, playing White House press secretary Sean Spicer, has used in sketches on a few recent episodes. Read More

February 26, 2016

An Interview with Bryan Kekst Brown (MFA '16)

Author: Katie Steinberg

Bryan Kekst Brown is an MFA candidate in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM program, but he’s also been spending some time in the glass department doing some incredible things! His work is an excellent example of an interdisciplinary approach to making and he seeks to foster collaboration amongst his peers. I had the pleasure of chatting with him this week about his practice and his plans after graduation. Bryan will be heading to the Pacific Northwest for residencies at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA and the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA. Congratulations Bryan!   You are currently a second year in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM program, could you tell us a little about your background? How did you end up here at Tyler and what are you currently working on? Read More

April 14, 2014

Marisa Lombardo Repurposes Antiques for The Artemisian

Author: Kayla Cropper

With an interest in metals and sculpture, Marisa Lombardo decided to enroll in Tyler's jewelry program. "The demands and size of that kind of work were high," Lombardo said. "So I wanted to take that knowledge and put it towards jewelry." During her first year in the jewelry program, Lombardo took a printmaking class. "I had a really difficult time with jewelry, but loved the printmaking department," Lombardo said. (Preview of The Artemisian's Fall 2014 Collection) She decided that her aesthetic worked better in 2-D and made the immediate decision to switch her major. With a degree in printmaking, she used her background with metal to make a name for herself in the art world. Read More

January 25, 2014

Corinne Bishop Finishes Diamond Research Scholars Project

Author: Kayla Cropper

Diamond Scholar recipient Corinne Bishop has spent the last semester working on researching, finding inspiration, and creating her jewelry collection, "Material Lineage." The Diamond Research Scholars Program gives Temple students the chance to focus on a research or creative arts project during their summer and fall semester while registered for an independent study/research course. Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Emily Moerer, explains that the faculty-mentored research program promotes high-impact activity to enhance student learning. “The program is intended to provide funding in the form of a stipend so that selected students can devote their time during the summer to advancing their academic goals,” Moerer said. As a junior Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM major, this opportunity became a chance for Bishop to work on a project that would showcase her skills in jewelry making. Bishop received $2,500 to work on her pieces. Read More

December 13, 2013

Tyler Professor's Work on Display at Museum of Art & Design

Author: Kayla Cropper

Adjunct Jewelry Professor Doug Bucci makes all of his jewelry on a 3D printer. His piece "Sweetmeat" is currently on display for the Museum of Art & Design's "Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital" exhibition. "Two years ago, I was invited by MAD's curator Ron Labaco to be a part of the Out of Hand exhibition," Bucci said. "Labaco had seen the beginnings of my new series 'Sweetmeat' at the 2011 SOFA New York exhibition. The work was presented by Sienna Gallery as part of the exhibition 'Covet'." His piece is an epergne, or centerpiece, that was 3D printed and made up of stainless steel, nylon, biocompatible resin, silicone, and 18k gold. "I suspect, the main reason Labaco chose the piece was because of my use of Computer Aided Design and Rapid Manufacturing techniques I used in the piece," Bucci said. Read More

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