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Heather M. Beck
Visiting Lecturer in Studio Arts
Phone: (860) 297-5232 Office Location: Hallden
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Trinity College faculty member since 2016
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B.F.A., Univ. Massachusetts Dartmouth (2006)

Heather is a bowtie wearing metalsmith who works primarily in copper, silver, and gold. She spends her days creating high end custom jewelry in studio #047 in the Eastworks building in Easthampton, MA. She has been teaching metalsmithing and jewelry since 2006 at various craft schools around the east coast. Heather runs ten week beginner to advanced courses and private lessons in her studio. She also co-teaches with a group of local artists for Valley Creates events. Her teaching style allows room for growth and experimentation while focusing on proper techniques and safety. Some of her students have used their artistic, visual, and technical skills from class to create their own jewelry businesses, work in museums, and have even become professional sculptors. It is of the utmost importance that her students gain the practical knowledge to be able to visualize and build what is inside their minds and bring it into three dimensions. Miss Beck is just as passionate about teaching metals as she is about making new work. Her latest projects range from a 14k white gold engagement ring complete with 5mm emerald, to custom sterling and copper arrow bracelets, etched copper money clips, and a large silver buffalo necklace. She’s working towards having her arrow bracelets in stores around the Pioneer Valley and creating a mens line that will start to take shape in the fall. All her current work is custom made to order and she’s having a blast making it. You can follow her on Instagram @HBee83 and at Heather Beck Designs.com.