Instructor: Jesse Bert

Jesse Bert Holds a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from East Carolina University in North Carolina. Originally from the US, Jesse relocated to Mexico in 2006. A studio artist creating primarily sculptural jewelry incorporating recycled and repurposed materials. He also spends a good portion of his time creating unique tools and equipment that help give his work distinction through delicate texture and design. On a regular basis over the past 11 years Jesse has taught metalsmithing and jewelry techniques to students of all skill levels at his studio in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; as well as annual workshops in cities around Mexico, the US, and Europe. Jesse has had solo exhibitions in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, and Mexico City. National and International exhibition venues include: Velvet da Vinci gallery, San Francisco; Alchemy 925, Massachusetts; The Palace of Iturbide, Mexico City; The amber Fair Legnica, Poland; Inhorgenta Fair Munich, Germany; Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City. In 2014 he was invited to participate as a fellow at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts residency program.


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