EDUCATION
1990        
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, Metals. M.F.A.
Studied with Brent Kington and Richard Mawdsley
1983        
Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa. History. B.A.
1984&85    
Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina, Metals Core Student

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Ongoing. Craft Alliance. St. Louis, MO. 2014 - present.
John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC,  1997, 99, 01, 05 - 12, 14 & 17.
The Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, 1999 - 2014, 2017.

Winter Workshops, NE Chapter, Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL. 2010 & 2017.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, 2005, 08 - 11, 13, 14 & 2017.
Metals Week, IdyllwildARTS, Idyllwild, CA.  2012, 15 & 16.
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, 1987, 92-93, 95-96, 98, 99, 01, 02, 07, 2010, 2015.

Workshop, WC Chapter, Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Bradenton, FL. 2014
3 Workshops, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL. 2013.
Workshops, The Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA.  2011, 2013.
Workshop, The Bead House,  Bristol, RI.  2010
Workshop, NE Chapter, Florida Society of Goldsmiths,  Deland, FL. 2010
Manatee Art Center, Bradenton, FL, 2008 - 2013
Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Tucson, AZ, 2008
Metalwerx, Waltham, MA, 2007, 08
American Craft Council – Southeast Conference, Gatlinburg, TN, 2007
North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths, Pittsboro, NC, 2005
Adjunct Professor, Eckerd College Experienced Learners, St. Petersburg, FL, 1999-02
Florida Craftsmen 48th Craft Conference, Ft. Myers, FL, 2001
NW Chapter, Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Tallahassee, FL,  2001, 02, 04, 05 & 06
Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Wildacres, Little Switzerland, NC, 2001, 09
Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL, 1993-1998
Artist in Residence, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL, 1990-92

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS   *- Invitational

2017
Biennial Faculty Exhibition. Craft Alliance. St. Louis, MO.*
Faculty Exhibition. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN.*
100 Years/100 Artists. Morean Arts Center. St. Petersburg, FL.*
2015                
Biennial Faculty Exhibition. Craft Alliance. St. Louis, MO.*
2013                
Generations.  Museum of Fine Arts. Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL.*
Collections:Celebrating the Art of Craft. Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.*
2012        
From the Ridiculous to the Sublime.  Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.*
2011        
Out of Hand.  Florida Craftsmen Gallery,  St. Petersburg, FL.
Closet Artists: Art to Wear.  Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.
        
2008
Tradition/Innovation:  American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art.
Southern Arts Federation, Atlanta, GA. Traveling.*
Necklust and the Chocolatier.  Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.
2007                
2006 Visual Art Fellowship Exhibition, Lighthouse Center for the Visual Arts, Tequesta, FL. Traveling.*
2006        
Florida Craftsmen, Lighthouse Center for the Visual Arts, Tequesta, FL.*
Jewelry Invitational, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL*
2005        
One of a Kind: Tom McCarthy, Marlene Rose & Barbara Watler, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.*  
2004    
Rings, Gallery of Art and Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC*
Tom McCarthy:  The Art of Adornment, Florida Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL*
2002        
Introducing Tom  McCarthy, Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans, LA*
2 Hands/2 Minds/1 Object:  Artist's Collaborations, Penland Gallery, NC*
1999        
Alida to Zack, 28 years of Penland's Core Program, Penland Gallery, NC*
NON-function, Objects of Contemplation, Penland Gallery. Penland, NC*
1998-03        
CraftMobile, Art Made by Hand, Travelling Exhibit Pinellas County Schools, FL*    
1997        
Southeast Fine Craft Biennial II, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL*
Undercurrent/Overview, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL*
1996        
Adornment, The Jeweler's Art, Penland gallery, Penland, NC*

INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS

Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC
Florida Craftsmen Inc., St. Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL

PUBLICATIONS

2017
Images. Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity's Most Transformational  Process. Jen Townsend and Renee Zettle-Sterling. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing. pp. 300 & 331. 2017
2014
Fox, Connie. Maker Magic:  How to Develope Your Voice Designing Art Jewelry. Self Published.
pp. 82, 105, 136-37.  http://www.jatayu.com/maker-magic-book-by-connie-fox/
2012
Art Jewelry Magazine, Gallery. November. Page 42.
Image. Heat, Color, Set & Fire. Mary Hettmansperger.  Asheville, NC: Lark Books. P.24
2005    
Author, "Re-imagining Technique", Penland Book of Jewelry, Marthe Le Van, Ed., Asheville, NC:  Lark Books.
Metalsmith Magazine,  Review of Rings, winter, vol. 25 p 52.
2004        
1000 Rings, Marthe Le Van, Ed., Asheville, NC:  Lark Books        
St. Petersburg Times,  Lennie Bennett "Humble Beginnings." June 13,  E8 http://www.sptimes.com/2004/06/13/Floridian/Humble_beginnings.shtml
St. Petersburg Times, Lennie Bennett, "Artful Adornments." March 18, W 36-37 http://www.sptimes.com/2004/03/18/Weekend/Artful_adornments.shtml
1999        
Lapidary Journal, "Banking on the Arts" , May, pp. 274 - 275

GRANTS

State of Florida, Individual Artist’s Fellowship, 2006
Pinellas County Arts Council, Artist Resource Grant, 1992, 97, 2003
 
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