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Adrienne M. Grafton is a studio artist currently working in Sharon, PA. She earned a MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University in 2005. With her jewelry background, she created wearable work for many years using silver, copper, gold and brass and adorned the work with gemstones, pearls and enamel. The pieces were inspired by emotions and personal metaphors. Most recently she is creating sculpture influenced by her emotional state following her mother’s passing. Adrienne has shown her work and taught workshops throughout the United States. Her work has been published in a variety of books including The Art of Enameling and Art Jewelry Today 3. She worked as the Metals Studio Coordinator at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina from 2005 to 2007 and taught metals and foundations part time at Edinboro University in 2008 through 2016. She was also a resident artist at Salem Art Works in 2014 in Salem, NY. Her 2018 solo show, Departed, traveled from Hope Center for Arts and Technology in Sharon, PA to Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC. She is currently an organizer for the Allegheny Metals Collective, a Pittsburgh based group dedicated to exhibiting together and sharing knowledge through demonstrations and lectures.