Undergraduate Research - Summer 2019
Emily Horner Gomez, senior Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing student, received School of Art's Penland School of Craft scholarship this past spring allowing her to attend a summer residency program there. At Penland, she studied with artist Joel S. Allen who has developed a specific method of precision fiber wrapping. "I spent the two weeks completely immersed in my work and living out every moment in the studio pushing to learn and perfect this intriguing process. I was surprised to find that the way of working with precision fiber wrapping was inherently similar to the way I work in my large scale mixed-media jewelry works," commented Emily.
Emily's work is beginning to receive recognition. Three of her recent pieces have secured fall exhibitions in important national and international competitions. "Guard Your Heart" and "Let's Be Blunt" (shown below at left and center) were selected into So Fresh + So Clean 2019: The 6th Annual Ethical Metalsmiths International Student Exhibition. Her untitled glass neck piece (shown at right, below) was selected into the 14th Annual HOT GLASS Gallery Exhibition, to be presented in Toledo, Ohio beginning in October.