Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Research - 2022-2023

Jewelry-Metals Students Instruct in Maine at Camp Fernwood

Chris Liu instructingJewelry Design & Metalsmithing undergraduate students Chris Liu, Alec Murrin, and Brianna Strange spent eight weeks in Poland, Maine serving as jewelry-metals instructors at the Camp Fernwood.

Only upper level students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) are allowed to participate in jewelry making sessions with the crew. Working in a studio is equipped with hand tools, a soldering and enamel station,and two work surfaces, classes of up to fifteen girls ages 13-15 learn the fundamentals of jewelry design and metalsmiting. Below are examples of work produced by senior students.

Senior Work

Texas Tech has a 20 year history of sending students to teach jewelry at Camp Fernwood through the efforts and connections developed by Rob Glover, Professor of Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing. The Camp has a 120 year history of providing arts training at the all-girls camp.  This summer Chris, Alec, and Brianna were three of the 150 resident staff members serving 250 campers. The staff come from all over the US and all corners of the globe. At least half of the staff are international, coming from Colombia, Scotland, Australia, Spain, and so many more. "The networking opportunities and learning about other cultures will be among some of the many cherished features of working at Camp Fernwood," said Alec Murrin during their presentation of their summer experience to School of Art on September 15th.

Camp Fernwood crew

[Posted: 2022 Sept 16]