FIU Offers New Course on Small Metals/Jewelry Making


In Fall 2015, the FIU Art + Art History Department will offer Small Metals/Jewelry Making, a new course that will be taught by Jesse Brody, owner and founder of CA Modern Home.

Small Metals/Jewelry Making offers an introduction to the technical and conceptual underpinnings of jewelry and small scale metalsmithing. The course will cover basic jewelry and metalsmithing techniques, including sawing, piercing, soldering, basic stone setting, forming, and finishing. The course introduces students to the scope and limitations of metal fabrication through design and construction. Students are expected to explore the various design concepts of body adornment and metalsmithing that include, but are not limited to, jewelry.

Jesse Brody, owner and founder of CA Modern Home

Jesse Brody is a designer and educator in the field of industrial design and metal fabrication. Brody earned his Masters of Industrial Design (2002) from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia, his MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and his BA from the University of South Carolina. He also holds a European Goldsmith Certificate, which he received after completing a two-year extensive program at the Fuji Studio in Florence, Italy. His work and artistic style can be described as taking simple raw materials and extracting their beauty to produce unique pieces. His unique furniture pieces are sold through his retail showroom CA Modern Home located on Miami Beach.

Students are welcomed to enroll in this course, the class number of which is ART 3158c.

The featured image is a piece designed and created by Jesse Brody.

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