Images: Aimee Howard-Clinger and Paulette Myers
Assistant Professor and Area Head of Metalsmithing/Jewelry
Aimee Howard-Clinger studied metalsmithing at Ball State University receiving her BFA in 2006. After earning her MFA in 2009 from the University of Kansas, she was very fortunate to have the opportunity to teach metals at the University of Louisiana – Lafayette. Aimee now calls Edwardsville, IL home, spending time on personal artistic pursuits and heading the Metalwork program at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.
Aimee's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues including the Brunswick Street Gallery in Fitzroy, Australia, the Gil-gum Research Center in Seoul, Korea, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky, Kawliga Studios in New Orleans, LA, and First Street Gallery in New York, NY. She also holds a US Design Patent.
Professor Emeritus of
Paulette Myers is a prolific maker, educator, and innovator in the field of metalsmithing and textiles. She received her MFA degree from Washington University in 1973 while under the tutelage of Heikki Seppa. After receiving her MFA, Paulette taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY), Nazareth College (Rochester, NY) and Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO). From 1983 until retirement in 2013, Paulette was Head of the Metalsmithing Department at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
Paulette’s MFA Thesis involved Heat Induced Texture of Original Research on Reticulation of Thirteen Different Alloys, one of which was Nickel Alloy #725. This nickel alloy’s response to an attempt at Reticulation produced a perforated effect instead. The art of Perforation is attributed to her.