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Adrienne M. Grafton earned a MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University in 2005 and a BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Her recent work, inspired by emotions, dreams, and personal metaphors, is fabricated jewelry and sculptural pieces made of silver, gold, and copper and adorned with gemstones, pearls and enamel. Adrienne received the Judy Cheteyan Education Scholarship from the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA in 2004. She has shown her work at the NC State University Gallery of Art and Design in Raleigh, NC and taught metals workshops at Miami University of Ohio, the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pullen Art Center in Raleigh and College of the Albemarle in Manteo, NC. Her work has been published in The Art of Enameling, 1000 Rings, 500 Necklaces, 500 Earrings, 500 Chairs, and most recently in Art Jewelry Today 3. Adrienne worked as the Metals Studio Coordinator at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina from 2005 to 2007 and has taught Metalsmithing and 3D Design at Edinboro University from 2008-2016. She spent two years (2009-2011) working at The Studio Situation on Pittsburgh's North Side and five years (2011-2016) working at her store Pearlette in Harmony, PA. She is currently working at home in Sharon, PA.