Helen Shirk is Professor of Art Emerita at San Diego State University where she taught from 1975-2010. She graduated from Skidmore College (BS 1963) and Indiana University (MFA 1969), received Fulbright (1963) and NEA Grants (1978, 1988) and was made a Fellow of the American Craft Council in 1999. Her metalwork is in numerous public collections, including the Schmuckmuseum (Pforzheim), National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Oakland Museum, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
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Dana Cassara began practicing the art of silversmithing at North Seattle Community College in 1992. She discovered her love for the craft after returning to school to pursue a teaching degree with a focus in social studies. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1998 with a B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas as well as Interdisciplinary Arts, because she just couldn't stay out of the art department. She has been teaching jewelry design since 1999 and loves what she does. View all posts by Dana