From Massachusetts, Bruce Metcalf graduates from Syracuse University in New York with a double major in Craft/Metalsmithing and Architecture in 1972, followed by a master in Metalsmithing and Jewelry at Temple University in Pennsylvania in 1977.
Bruce’s pins and brooches have been exhibited internationally, and can be seen in a number of books about contemporary art jewelry. His work has been included in over 400 national and international jewelry exhibitions in over the past 45 years, including “Ornamenta 1” at the Schmuckmuseum in Pforzheim in 1989. His work is included in major institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Metcalf’s writing on modern craft has been published widely and he co-wrote “Makers: A history of American Studio Craft” with critic Janet Koplos in 2010. He has contributed chapters to a number of craft theory anthologies