Department of Art

BS/BA or BFA of Art + Design

Metalsmithing + Jewelry Concentration (BS/BA or BFA)


Alumni are encouraged to participate in the Towson Metals and Jewelry Club. Contact Metals & Jewelry Club Alumni Connections Coordinator, Liz Mathews at

Megan Pase [BS, 2009] was just hired at Berman's Jewelers in Ellicott City.

Berman's is a full service independent jewelry store which does manufacturing with current computer aided designing and manufacturing technologies in addition to traditional work. Megan was hired for her diverse skill set, good character, and her association with the strong and reputed Metals + Jewelry program at Towson University.

Berman's is supportive of Towson University, our students, and alumni. In hiring Megan they selected her over someone who has applied experience in the field.I hope you will consider reciprocating this relationship in considering Berman's for your personal needs.

Megan Pase joins Dillon Babington [BS, 2009] who was hired full-time in June at Poppishop.

Dawn Bennedetto, owner of Poppishop, has been very supportive of Towson Univeristy as well, hiring current employee, Whitney Staiger [BS,2008] full-time last year. The work form Poppishop is very well known, I hope you will check it out and support those businesses who support us!

Please join me in celebrating and congratulating these recent graduates on gaining employment in this economic climate and please support those who support us.

Juliet Ames will be featured in the May/June Design issue of Baltimore Style Magazine, the May issue of Urbanite and the June issue of Baltimore Magazine. Juliet's work has recently appeared at the Baltimore Eco-Fest, Tigerfest and the Squidfire Art Mart. Juliet donates $5 from the sale of each pendant made from Diana Fayt plates to Art With a Heart.

Valerie Heck's sterling silver "Bug Tea Infuser" is featured in the upcoming crafts book, "Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet." She received her Bachelor's from Towson in 2005 and is currently the Jewelry Manager for the Buyers Market of American Craft.

The following Metals and Jewelry Towson alumni have work featured in The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry (©2006): Philip Hoffman (graduate), Liz Matthews (undergraduate), and Kristin Ivy (undergraduate).

Leyla Tas entered her Masters thesis work into a competition sponsored by the City of Hobart  in Australia. She won the second prize of $5,000. The award is sponsored by a wine company and her work will be featured in their upcoming ads.

A sampling of metals and jewelry alumni websites includes:

Juliet Ames

Annie Chau

Valerie Heck




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Phone: 410-704-2808
Fax: 410-704-2810


by Valerie Heck

Metals & Jewelry alumna





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