Nancy Slagle is an Associate Professor of Jewelry Deign and Metalsmithing at Texas Tech University and also serves as an Associate Director of the School of Art. She has been exhibiting her artwork nationally since 1987. In 1988 she was awarded a National Endowment for The Arts Individual Artist grant and the Art Institute of Chicago purchased her "Single Serving Tea Pot" for their permanent collection. Her work has also been collected by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. Slagle's artwork has appeared in many publications including 500 Metal Vessels: Contemporary Explorations of Containment, On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, American Craft magazine, Metalsmith Magazine and The New York Times. Nancy Slagle earned her BFA from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and her MFA from Indiana University: Bloomington.