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Jewelry + Metals Faculty

Matthew Hollern

Title Professor | Chair of Jewelry + Metals
Department Jewelry + Metals
Phone 216.421.7470

Courses  Digital Modeling + Making: Core 4 | Jewelry + Metals Core: Fabrication

Degree MFA, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Tyler School of Art, Temple University;
BS, Art and French, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Matthew Hollern has received research and professional development grants from the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Lilly Foundation, John and Maxeen Flower Fund, CIA, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture - Creative Workforce Fellowship, and two Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council. His work is included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Design Museum Helsinki - Finland, the Vatican Archive, the Ohio Crafts Museum, the Cleveland Art Association, and others.

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Kathy Buszkiewicz

Title Professor
Department Jewelry + Metals
Phone 216.421.7470

Courses  3D Design | BFA Statement + Exhibition: Core 6 | Jewelry + Metals: Settings

Degree MFA, Indiana University
BS, Ball State University

As a materials magician, Kathy Buszkiewicz creates multi-layered works from U.S. currency which explore themes relating to materialism, environmentalism, consumerism, socio-economic and cultural value. She enjoys enticing then provoking the viewer to question the nature of value and meaning.

Born in Indiana, she pursued part of her education in London, England traveling throughout the United Kingdom and Europe to study historic art and metalwork. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and an M.F.A. from Indiana University. For three years Kathy worked as a commercial jeweler and diamond setter in Indianapolis. Through a Murphy Foundation Grant she traveled to Indonesia in 1991. In that same year, she curated an ethnographic jewelry exhibition of over 250 works. As a result of her travels, various cultures have influenced her work. Since 1983, Ms. Buszkiewicz has been a Professor of Jewelry and Metals at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Kathy has received four Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council in 1992, 1994, 2002, and 2006 as well as others for work research. In 2005 she was the recipient of the Viktor Schreckengost Award for Distinguished Teaching as well as the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2016 she became a Community Partnership for Arts and Culture Creative Workforce Fellowship recipient.

Her work has been published in over 70 books and publications and is in the collection of several respected museums including the Swiss National Museum, Zurich, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as being represented in many private art collections in the U.S. and abroad. Through hundreds of exhibitions she has made a significant impact on her discipline both nationally and internationally.

Read her artist statement here.

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Gretchen Goss

Title Professor
Department Jewelry + Metals
Phone 216.421.7470

Courses  Advanced Enamel Processes | Enamel: Image, Surface, Relief | Glass as Surface: Drawing & Imagery

Degree MFA and BFA, Kent State University

Gretchen Goss is a visual artist who works primarily in enamel, inspired by the natural world. Her work has been supported by the Ohio Arts Council and has been included in exhibitions nationally and internationally.

In 2003 she was co-curator for Metalsmith magazine’s exhibition, Enamel: A Current Perspective.

She was curator for three subsequent exhibitions and has been a visiting artist and lecturer, and has taught numerous workshops on enameling nationally and in the UK.

Her BFA and MFA degrees are from Kent State University in Jewelry and Enameling respectively.

Lyanne Torres

Lyanne Torres

Title Technical Specialist
Department Jewelry + Metals
Phone 216.421.7470

Lyanne Torres is an artist who draws inspirations from astronomy and mythology. She uses her work to show the relationship of the Universe and the self, that the grander world is within us. Her work focuses on metalsmithing with an emphasis on enamel.

She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and is working towards creating her own studio practice.

She is currently working on a production line to bring her work to the public.

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