EDUCATION

MFA Silversmithing and Design with a Minor in Sculpture, Winthrop University, 2005, 3.95 on a 4.0 scale GPA

BFA Jewelry and Metals, Winthrop University, 2002, 3.50 on a 4.0 scale GPA, Cum Laude Honors Graduate

EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

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

AWARDS

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

PUBLICATIONS 

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

SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) News “Members’ News” Sept./Oct. 2006, Volume 14 Number 4

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

LECTURES

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

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

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

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

ASSOCIATIONS

Society of American Silversmiths (SAS) member 2000-

American Crafts Council member 2000-

Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) member 1999-

Historic Charleston Foundation Young Advocate member 2011-

Preservation Society of Charleston, SC member 2011-

Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC member 2005-

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

Mint Museums of Charlotte, NC member 2001-

Young Affiliate of the Mint Museum 2002-2006

McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC member 2002-2006