EDUCATION

MFA Silversmithing and Design with a Minor in Sculpture, Winthrop University, 2005

BFA Jewelry and Metals, Winthrop University, 2002, Cum Laude Honors Graduate

AWARDS

Daughters of the American Revolution, American Heritage Contest,

National Third Place in Crafts: Jewelry and Metalwork category, 2017

Samuel Gaillard Stoney Conservation Craftsmanship Award, Historic Charleston Foundation, 2014

Faculty Leadership Award, Art Institute of Charleston, 2014

Made in the South Award, Home category, Garden & Gun magazine Dec 2012/Jan 2013

The Eric Berg Prize for Excellence in Metal at the 35th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, 2011

The Rio Grande Jewelry and Silversmithing Award for Craft USA ’05, 2005

Ken Hartwell Award for Silversmithing, 2002    

Certificate of Achievement for Jewelry and Metals, 2002    

Queenie Award for Silversmithing, 2001    

Winthrop Alumni Scholar, 1998-2002

South Carolina Star Scholar, 1998-2002

COLLABORATIONS

Constantin Boym for the Museum of the City of New York, 2017

Draper James, Southern lifestyle company by Reese Witherspoon, 2015

PUBLICATIONS 

The Magazine Antiques, “Polished Performances” by Marisa Bartolucci, September/October 2017 issue

Bella Magazine, “Silver Belle” by Lily Baumil, December 2016 issue

Southern Home, “Southern Hospitality” by Margaret Zainey Roux, Holiday 2016 issue

Metalsmith, “Southern Silver” by Andrea DiNoto, Volume 36 – Number 3, 2016

Lily Magazine, “Silver with Sublime Lines!”, Spring 2016 Issue

Wildsam Field Guides Charleston Edition, Contributor, Wildsam Press 2015

Forbes, “12 Decadent Host and Hostess Gifts”, by Vivienne Decker, July 24, 2015

Women’s Wear Daily, “Song of the South” by Rosemary Freitelberg, May 6, 2015 issue

The Post & Courier, “Reese Witherspoon recruits Charleston businesswoman for new fashion line”

by Warren Wise, May 7, 2015 issue

Architectural Digest Daily AD, “Reese Witherspoon Launches a Southern-Inspired Lifestyle Brand”

by Colleen Egan, May 12, 2015 issue

Charleston Magazine, “Shine On!” in Style File/Buzz section, May 2015 issue

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Silver Chic” by Linda Jerkins, Sunday, April 19, 2015 issue

Eide, “Interior that Counts” by Meghan Jackson, Spring 2015 issue

Traditional Home, “Silver Belles”, by Julia Szabo and Doris Athineos, October 2014,

25th Anniversary Issue

Elle Décor, “Sterling Character”, September 2014, 25th Anniversary Issue

Charleston City Paper, “Second Nature” by Allston McCrady, July 2014 issue

Charleston Mercury, “Creative Women Who Design Successful Business Niches in Charleston”

by Baron Christopher Hanson, May 2014 issue

Charleston Weddings, “Silver Belles” by Molly Hutter, Spring 2013 Issue

Garden & Gun, “Third Annual Made in the South Awards”,

by Vanessa Gregory, Elizabeth Hutchison and T. Edward Nickens, Dec 2012/Jan 2013

Charleston Magazine, “Landmark Idea”, Dec 2012 Issue

Travel + Leisure, “Return to Charleston” by Matt and Ted Lee, Photography by Peter Frank Edwards, May 2001 Issue

Aiken Standard article Friday, March 25, 2011, “Art of Silversmithing” by Ashleey Williamson

Art Aurea Magazine, “Poesie in Silber”, October 2009 Issue, Munich, Germany

Design Diffusion Edizioni Magazine, “Poetry in Silver”, November 2009 Issue, Milan, Italy

Financial Times, “Heavenly Metal” by Cordelia Jenkins, Nov. 28, 2009 Issue, London, England

Charleston Weddings, Winter 2009 Issue, “Past Presence” by Jen Banowetz

Charleston Magazine, December 2009 Issue, “Hallmark Ornaments”

Charleston Weddings, Winter 2008 Issue, Aisle Style Profile “Precious Metal” by Ellie Somerville

Winthrop Magazine, Fall 2008 Issue, feature by Monica Bennett

Charleston Magazine, Cover of April Issue and Art Spread “Organic Matters” by Matthew Scott

Southern Living “People and Places” October 2007 Issue by Pat Wilens

Charleston Magazine March 2007 Design Issue Feature “By Their Own Design” by Colleen Troy

Metalsmith, Review ofexhibition “Reinterpreting the Vessel” at Perimeter Gallery in Chicago by Lynn Cool, 2007

Carolina Arts article “”City of Charleston Features Works by Kaminer Haislip” December 2006 issue

Charleston Magazine “Cultural Affairs” December 2006 Issue

American Craft “Calendar” December 2006/January 2007Issue

American Craft “Gallery” October/November 2006 Issue

The State, article “Budding beauty”, 2005

Aiken Standard article “Aiken Museum hosts Southeastern sculpture competition”, 2005

Aiken Standard article “Sculptural silversmith’s work inspired by birds”, 2003

Carolina Arts article “Hart-Witzen Gallery Features Works by Emerging Artists”, 2002

JUROR INVITATIONALS

Rio Grande Saul Bell Design Award Judge, 2017

SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition, North Charleston Arts Festival, 2016

LECTURES

Winthrop University, Fine Arts Alumni Presentation Series, January 2017

Luxury Simplified, “A Sterling Opportunity” presentation with Brandy Culp,

Peter Bocquet House in Charleston, SC, November 2, 2016

Society of North American Goldsmiths SNAG NeXt Conference,

SNAGspark Lecture “Bridging Art and Fashion”, Asheville, NC, May 2016

South Carolina Silver Society, SC State Museum, Columbia, SC, November 2015

Gibbes Museum of Art Women’s Council of the Carolina Art Association, Charleston, SC, May 2012

Women’s Study Club of Ridge Spring, Art Center in Ridge Spring, SC, September 2012

MEDIA

Aiken Kicks Off Night of 1000 Lights, News Channel 12 feature by Matt Kaufax, December 7, 2017

Handcrafted America, INSP tv show segment hosted by Jill Wagner, October 27, 2017

Made in the Carolinas: Kaminer Haislip, Time Warner Cable, Segment by Richard Green, March 25, 2016

Artist Dealings Charleston Radio interview, Kinetic HiFi Radio, Charleston, SC, December 1, 2013

Lowcountry Live, ABC News 4 Charleston, Interview on tv show about silver designs, 2007

Charleston Magazine TV, “By Their Own Design” studio visit and demonstration, 2007

EXPERIENCE

Redux Contemporary Art Center Studio Renter, Charleston, SC, 2005-2017

Jewelry Workshop Instructor, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC, 2006-2017

Part-Time Faculty, Foundations Instructor, Art Institute of Charleston, Charleston, SC, 2007-2014

Arts Coordinator for City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, North Charleston, SC, 2005-2007

The Silver Vault and The Brass and Silver Workshop, Charleston, SC, 2005

Jewelry II and III Graduate Assistant Instructor, Winthrop University, 2004-2005

Arts Express Instructor, Winthrop University, 2003-2005

Mint Museum of Craft + Design Intern and Docent, Charlotte, NC, 2004-2005

ASSOCIATIONS

Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) member 1999-

Society of American Silversmiths (SAS) member 2000-

American Crafts Council member 2000-

Preservation Society of Charleston, SC member 2011-

South Carolina Silver Society member 2015-

Daughters of the American Revolution member 2014-

Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC member 2005-

Historic Charleston Foundation Young Advocate member 2011-2016

Historic Charleston Foundation Women Who Impact Preservation 2013-2016

Redux Contemporary Art Center Board of Directors, Charleston, SC 2007, 2008

Emerging Arts Leaders of Charleston, SC affiliated with Americans for the Arts 2006-2007

Graduate Representative at Winthrop University 2003/2004