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Amy Roper Lyons is a studio goldsmith and enamelist.   Lyons creates bold compositions of gold and glass, each unique piece made by hand in her studio. She combines enamel processes like cloisonné, plique a jour, and basse-taille with a broad palette of goldsmithing techniques including forming, carving, chasing, and fabricating. Lyons’ work draws inspiration from a number of sources, including her travels and the natural world. Her current series was sparked by photographs of space taken by the Hubble Telescope. 

Her award-winning work has been published in magazines and books such as 500 Enameled Objects, “Jewelry Artist“, “Ornament“, and “Art Jewelry Magazine”. Lyons’ jewelry is exhibited nationally at museums, galleries and craft shows, recently at the Smithsonian Craft Show. Lyons has taught jewelry and enameling at the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, the Newark Museum, and teaches workshops at locations nationally. She received her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

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PUBLICATIONS

2016    "Unexpected Enamel" by Cathleen McCarthy, Jewelry Artist, August 2016, pp. 48-50.
            "Saul Bell Design Award 2016" Carolyn L. E. Benesh, Ornament, 39, 1, p. 54.
            "Think Creative" by Irina Missiuro, MJSA Journal, October 2016, pp.28-29.
2015     Digital Handmade by Lucy Johnston, Thames & Hudson, 2015, pp. 146-149.
2014     Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith Magazine, 34, 4, August, 2014, p. 43.
2010    "A Conversation With Amy Roper Lyons", Art Jewelry, May 2010, pp. 41-44.
2009    500 Enameled Objects, Lark Books, 2009, pp. 6, 358.
            "Saul Bell Design Award: Following a Founder’s Footsteps" Jill DeDominicis, Ornament, 32, 5.
            "Unexpected Enamel", Jewelry Artist Magazine, June 2009, pp. 54-59.
2008    Featured in "Gallery", Art Jewelry, November 2008, pp. 44-45.
            "Redefining Haute Couture" by Claire Patterson, American Style, June 2008, pp. 92-93.
2007    "Gone Fishin' " by John Shanahan, MJSA Journal, October 2007, pp.43-44.
2002    "Color Magic" Jewelry Connoisseur, Summer 2002, p.60.
1993    "Exhibition Review: Anniversary Showcase" by Kelly Kim, Ornament, Winter 1993, p. 31.
1992    "Maestro of Metal" by Deborah A. Ein, Lapidary Magazine, December 1992, pp. 20-24.

AWARDS

2016      Saul Bell Jewelry Design Award, 2nd Place Enamels.
2015      American Crafts Council Award of Excellence.
              1st Prize for Objects, Alchemy 3: 15th Biennial Int’l Juried Enamel Exhibition
              Endangered: Art For Apes 1st Prize for Wearables.
2011       Saul Bell Jewelry Design Award, 2nd Place Enamels.
2009     Niche Award, First Place for Gold Jewelry, Niche Magazine.
2008     Niche Award, First Place for Enamels, Niche Magazine.
2007     Saul Bell Jewelry Design Award, Grand Prize.
             Couture Design Award, First Prize Gold & Platinum.
2005     Niche Award, First Place Gold Jewelry, Niche Magazine.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016    Smithsonian Craft Show, Building Museum, Washington, DC
            Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
            American Craft Council Baltimore Fine Craft Show, Baltimore, MD
2015    Alchemy 3: 15th Biennial Int’l Juried Enamel Exhibition, Worcester Ctr. for Craft, Worcester MA
            Enamel Guild North East “UNDER FIRE” Online Exhibition
2014    Smithsonian Craft Show, Building Museum, Washington, DC    
            Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
2013    Alchemy 2: The 14th Biennial Int’l Juried Enamel Exhibition, Carnegie Center, Covington, KY
2012    Through the Glass: Four Enamel Artists, Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
2010    METALinclinations2: International Online Jewelry Exhibition, Soc. of Midwest Metalsmiths
            NCEG 10th International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Lireilli Gallery, Oakland, CA
2009    Surfacing:  12th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Oakland, CA
2007    Smithsonian Craft Show, Building Museum, Washington, DC    
2006    CraftForms 2006 National Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2004    Discoveries Show, Greene & Greene Gallery, Lambertville, PA
2003    Faculty Exhibit, Peter’s Valley Gallery, Layton, NJ
2002    Enamel Guild North East 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
2001     Art Jewelry 2001, Langman Gallery, Willow Grove, PA
2000    Faculty Exhibition, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
1999    Art Jewelry ’99, Langman Gallery, Willow Grove, PA.
1998    Artful Presence/ Artful Presents, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
            University of the Arts Alumni Exhibit, Linde Meyer  Gold + Silver, Philadelphia, PA.
1997    New Jersey Crafts Annual, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
1996    Art Jewelry  '96, Langman Gallery, Willow Grove, PA
1994    Magnum Opus, Bell Gallery, Memphis, TN
1993    Anniversary Showcase, Sheila Nussbaum Gallery, Millburn, NJ
1991    Solo Exhibition, Zaruba Gallery, Frederick, MD
1990    Gold Jewelry Invitational Exhibition, Quadrum Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA
            Three Person Show, Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
            Small Craft Warning, Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA.
1989    Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
1986    Contemporary Gems, The Clay Pot, Brooklyn, NY.
            New Jersey Arts Annual, NJ State Museum, Trenton, NJ.
1985    Contemporary Metals USA, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA

TEACHING

Fashion Institute of Technology
The Enamelist Society Biennial Conference               Enamel Guild North East
National Enamel Guild
Newark Museum Arts Workshop
Peters Valley Craft Education Center                 

 

New York, NY         Beverly, MA       Westchester, NY                 Glen Echo, NY         Newark, NJ               Layton, NJ   

EDUCATION

1982    B. F. A., Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA.