I would suggest the University of Wisconsin,Madison as they have a
great Jewelry/Metalsmithing program. The instructors are excellent!!!
Lisa Gralnick is one of the best teachers I have ever had the
opportunity to study with.
The only thing I would warn you to check into as I and others I have
spoke with have run into is find out what they think of workmanship
versus ‘MESSAGE’. I have found that a lot of so called 'artists’
really look down their nose at artists/jewelers that feel that
quality and workmanship is as important as the design.
This may not be every-ones experience but I have seen student work
that makes me go WOW! because it is so beautiful that still received
low grades for not speaking to some ‘cause’. I have also seen a 3D
montage of trash pulled from dumpsters stapled to a board and then
smeared with old coffee grounds that received an A. ( it was hard to
look at, the smell in the room made you want to toss your cookies).
Really, this is not a rant but just something to be aware of, Jerry.