Sanctuary Series: Objects of Adornment
Inspired by the textures and patters of the urban environment, Maureen Duffy’s objects of adornment have a particularly architectural sensibility. Inspired by the everyday, her jewelry incorporates the vernacular of the city: “fences, bricks, cracks, and abandoned objects all provide visual inspiration to create wearable architectural elements.” Discussing the evolution of her metalsmithing work, her jewelry craftsmanship, and Fleisher’s recent jewelry making program, Maureen will share her insights on the craft and lead participants in a hands-on jewelry making workshop.
Maureen Duffy is a jewelry designer, artist and educator living and working in the heart of South Philadelphia. She graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in 2005 with a BFA in 3d Fine Arts and Studio Metals. She received her MFA from SUNY, New Paltz in 2007. She’s taught jewelry and metals at to youth and adults at Moore College, and Millersville University. For the past decade she has worked as a professional jeweler and assistant design at J&I Jewelry and has actively shown her work at galleries, boutiques and craft shows.
The Sanctuary Series was developed in support of Fleisher’s mission to make art accessible to everyone. The series provides low-commitment learning experience for our creative community to explore its interest in the arts. Supporting and supplementing Fleisher’s regular class and workshop offerings, Sanctuary Series events range from artist talks, film screenings, musical and dance performances, as well as hands on workshops. The Sanctuary Series is free and open to the public.