The Tyler School of Art was founded in 1935 by sculptor and arts patron Stella Elkins Tyler and her mentor, sculptor Boris Blai in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. She donated her nine-acre estate to Temple University for its creation. The school established a Rome campus in 1971, and in 2009 moved to a new, 255,000-square-foot facility at Temple’s Main Campus. In 2012, Temple’s architecture program joined the school and other built-environment disciplines were added a few years later. In 2019, the school officially changed its name to Tyler School of Art and Architecture under the leadership of Dean Susan E. Cahan. The Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Program at Tyler, recognized as a national leader in the discipline, offers traditional jewelry-making and innovative digital practice. Tyler MJCC is known as a pioneer in the application of novel approaches, technologies, and processes. Students learn time-honored techniques and new methods in a cross-disciplinary environment. They work closely with faculty, who are also practicing artists and leaders in the field.
Doug Bucci is an artist and educator in the field of jewelry whose work utilizes digital processes to explore and display biological systems and the effect of disease on the body. Computer-aided technologies allow Bucci to view and simulate not only data but patterns and cell forms, which can be transformed into meaningful, personal, and wearable art. Bucci views his digital process as one that allows for a creative freedom unfound in traditional handmade methods.
His work is in the collections of Windsor Castle, Berkshire, London; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany; Newark Museum, New Jersey; Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, Germany; Design Museo, Helsinki, Finland; and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, 1998
BFA, The University of the Arts, 1994
Assistant professor of instruction, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM
Email: [email protected]
Office: Tyler 220E
Mallory Weston is an artist whose work involves a marriage between traditional jewelry and metalworking and textile techniques to create large-scale wearable pieces. Her work was most recently featured in the solo exhibitions KNOCK OFF, at Platina Galerie, in Stockholm, and Of Ophidia, at Sienna Patti Contemporary, in Massachusetts.
Weston is an engaged participant in the global art jewelry community, regularly participating in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and collaborating with other makers and artistic platforms.
In addition to her career as an educator, she maintains an active studio practice as a member of the JV Collective, a group of seven female art jewelers that’s anchored in Philadelphia but national in scope. Weston has participated as an artist-in-residence at the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation, the Museum of Arts and Design, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of CODA Museum and Design Museum den Bosch, in the Netherlands.
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, 2013
BFA, The University of the Arts, 2009
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