Kathy Buszkiewicz is the Chair of the Jewelry & Metals Department at The Cleveland Institute of Art. Her work is primarily conceptually driven and also incorporates recycled materials. A woman ahead of her time, Kathy began implementing the very specific aesthetic of recycled U.S. currency within her work well before the current "green movement". The work of Kathy Buszkiewicz embodies a realm of complex contextual references within beautiful and finely crafted wearable and functional objects.
Elizabeth graduated with a BFA from the Jewelry and Metals Department of The Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009. She has recently launched her own website and is compiling work for an on-line shop. Elizabeth will also be the TA to the Metals & Jewelry Department at CIA this coming year.
Erika earned her BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009. Erikas undergraduate work honored the beauty of aquatic life. Her BFA Exhibition included a catalogue of works which could be purchased as a part of Erikas effort to raise funds to save and preserve various aquatic habitats. Erika has since continued her academic pursuits, earning her MFA from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 2012.
Deanna received her BFA in jewelry/metals/enameling from Kent State in 2010. De currently works in the studio at Heather B. Moore jewelry Inc.
Deanna has continued to work diligently at increasing her knowledge of various metalsmithing techniques, training employees at her job, and painting on abandoned windows in her spare time.
Julie Belfiore earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Cleveland Institute of Art in May of 2009. Julie went on to earn her Masters in Teaching at Case Western Reserve University, graduating in 2011. She continues to work independently and has shown nationally.
Antoine graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Illustration. His work is primarily abstract, dealing mostly with the metaphysical and existentialism. He currently Lives in Colorado, cultivating a healthy stream of commission and freelance work.