Troy Hines

Troy is a creative professional who has worn many hats in the field of metalsmithing. A studio craftsperson since 1991, she went to the CORE program at Penland after completing her BFA in metalsmithing. She arrived in Massachusetts in 2000 to begin the MFA program at UMass – Dartmouth and has resided in Massachusetts ever since.

Her path has taken her to roles in the jewelry industry ranging from polisher, modelmaker, and manufacturing process engineer. She is currently Head of Jewelry Design and Product Development for a division of Swarovski. She is adjunct faculty at Rhode Island College teaching Craft History, a curriculum she developed for UMass Dartmouth where she previously taught for 18 years. Her studio work has been shown Nationally and Internationally