William Vanaria

William Vanaria is a Massachusetts based artist with a penchant for oddball materials. His work utilizes traditional metalsmithing techniques and a wide verity of non-traditional materials to produce jewelry which both questions and comments on notions of romanticism, value, fakery, and the hierarchy of materials present within modern day consumer culture. Through his work he pushes for a broader system of value which has been formulated though experience, consideration, and critical thinking.
 
William received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a concentration in "Jewelry & Metalsmithing" in 2012. Afterwards, he spent time working within the jewelry industry and volunteering as a teacher's assistant for various art institutions. He found that the latter was much more fulfilling, so he went on to further his education within the arts and to pursue a career in teaching. William received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth in 2016; once again with a concentration in "Jewelry & Metalsmithing."

 

Upcoming Classes

Jewelry 2 Weekly Class September 25-December 4, 2018
Jewelry 1 Weekly Class September 26-December 5, 2018
Directed Studio Practice Weekly Class September 26-December 5, 2018
Rings from Anything! Workshop December 8, 2018
Jewelry 2 Weekly Class January 8-March 12, 2019
Jewelry 3 Weekly Class January 8-March 12, 2019
Jewelry 2 Weekly Class January 9-March 13, 2019
No Torch, No Problem: Connections without Heat Workshop January 11, 2019
Make a Ring that Spins! Workshop January 25, 2019