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James Carter

James Carter James Carter is well known among his colleagues. With an MFA in Metalsmithing and years in the field, he is a source of unending information and resources. His business experience compliments his studio experience and allows his students to be educated in the business of jewelry while learning and advancing their jewelry-making skills.

In 2011, James Carter was awarded First Place in enameling in the prestigious Saul Bell Design Award Competition, an international jewelry competition sponsored by Rio Grande Jewelry Supply. He is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Florida State Council of the Arts and several Awards of Excellence from the Trustees of the American Craft Council. His work has been shown at many galleries across North America,including the Helen Drutt Gallery in Philadelphia, the Nancy Yaw Gallery in Detroit, and Cellini in New York City. He has shown his work in several group shows and one person shows including SOFA Chicago, the Biennale of Enamel in Limoges, France, and the Downey Museum of Art in Los Angeles.

Currently living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his family, James operates his own school in the nearby town of Carrboro where he teaches hands-on workshops in jewelry making and enameling. In 2010, he produced an instructional two disc DVD entitled “Metalsmithing Essentials - A Goldsmith’s Guide to Jewelry Techniques” and in 2013, he produced a second DVD set entitled “Metalsmithing Basics.”

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