By Eleanor Moty |
Eleanor Moty resides in Tucson, Arizona, having retired in 2001 as professor emerita from the University of Wisconsin, where she taught jewelry and metalsmithing for 28 years. She received her BFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1968, and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in 1971. She is known for her pioneering work in photo-fabrication processes (photo-etching and photo-electroplating) in the late 1960s and in the 1970s, and now for her brooches incorporating one-of-a-kind stones. She worked side by side with J. Fred Woell in the U of I jewelry studio at the time that he began his explorations with found-object jewelry and provided the photo-etched metal plates that Fred used in his work.