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Alumni Spotlight: Whitney Reddish

Whitney Reddish and Alan Revere, founder of Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, California.

Whitney Reddish and Alan Revere, founder of Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, California.

    1. First & Last Name: Whitney Reddish
    2. Degree: BFA-3D
    3. Graduation Year: 2014
    4. Personal Website:  whitneyreddish.com
    5. Where are you currently working? I am currently self-employed and doing commissioned work. Since graduating from Revere Academy in December, I have been on the hunt for an apprenticeship in the Atlanta area.
    6. What types of jobs & where have you worked in the past? In order to gain experience on the sales/business side of things, I worked at Nordstrom in Phipps Plaza on the Jewelry and Watches sales floor. It was a great opportunity for me to meet
      reddish-box ring

      Box Ring by Whitney Reddish

      designers and their reps and learn more about what it’s like for them to sell their jewelry in a large retail store.

    7. What is your favorite type of work? I like being able to tell when a piece is handmade. There is nothing more appealing to me than someone telling a material such as metal what to do; not with a machine but with his or her own hands.
    8. Where &/or how are you inspired? I look for inspiration everywhere I go. I find a lot of my inspiration in other people. Actions and reactions. I also look for new textures; thinking of how I may replicate them in metal.
    9. Most memorable moment/experience with the BFSDoArt? My most memorable experience with BFSDoArt was my BFA Exhibition. I grew a lot in that semester before my show and I am most thankful for that time my Professors and peers.
    10. If there was one thing you wish you knew before you graduated, what would it be?  It’s not going to be easy but it’s going to be worth it.
    11. Where would you like to see yourself, career-wise, in 10 years? Ten years from now, I see myself as a successful, independent Jewelry Artist & married to my BFSDoArt sweetheart.
    12. Involvement with any professional organizations. Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG); American Craft Council (ACC)

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