Amy Tavern received her BFA in Metal Design from the University of Washington in 2002. She also holds a BA in Arts Administration from the State University of New York College at Fredonia. In addition to being a studio artist, Amy has taught at the Penland School of Crafts and the Pratt Fine Arts Center. Amy lectured about professional practices at the 2008 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference and has also spoken at East Carolina University, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Winthrop University. She has exhibited at Sienna Gallery, Quirk Gallery, and The Museum of Contemporary Craft, among others. In 2009 Amy received several emerging artist honors including the American Craft Council Searchlight Artist. Amy's jewelry has been published in numerous books such as 500 Silver Jewelry Designs and 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs, both by Lark Books. Amy's work can be found in galleries around the U.S. and abroad. Originally from Upstate, NY, Amy is currently a resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts.