identity, craft, education

Danielle James is a native Delawarean, metalsmith, educator, curator and storyteller. She started her passion for jewelry making at Millersville University after dropping her Art Education BSA and devoting herself to metalsmithing. She received her BFA in jewelry design in 2010 and is a recent graduate of the MFA metals design program at East Carolina University. She was chairwoman of the 2013 East Carolina University “Material Topics” Metals Symposium (Making Marks) and is currently the Programs Coordinator at the Eureka Springs School of Art in Eureka Springs, AR. Her current work celebrates American cultural narrative and the history of the American maker through re-imagining American made objects into miniature storytelling jewelry. Her work has been published internationally in: SupBrooch, SMALT ve vytvarne tvorbe” (Enamel in Art: Historical and Current Technology), A Sense of Color (An invitational Exhibition of Enameling by Three Generations from ECU. Other honors include Third place at the The World Championship Belt Buckle Competition, 2014 first place winner of the Yuma Symposium Saw, File, Solder Races and most recently third place honor at “Handcrafted” at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount NC.