School for American Crafts
November 29, 2023
Vibrant colors and mythical creatures take over the Booth Hall elevator
A new whimsical mural, painted by fourth-year student Emma McCarthy, debuted in the Booth Hall elevator just before the November holiday break. The artwork adds some vibrancy to the formerly dark-colored walls.
November 17, 2023
Alonzo channels legal career into woodworking creations
Jerry Alonzo ’90 MFA (woodworking and furniture design) worked as a lawyer and judge for over 40 years, but his love for woodworking never strayed. Now, he channels experiences from his career into his art to create thought-provoking pieces that prompt viewers to think critically about the legal system and, ultimately, the true meaning of justice.
November 9, 2023
Alumna adds cast glass furniture to award-winning studio
Bowen Liu '16 MFA (furniture design) owns a self-named, award-winning furniture studio that now also includes unique cast glass pieces.
August 30, 2023
New School of Design director, faculty hires ready for 2023-24 academic year
The College of Art and Design welcomes new hires to its faculty roster while longtime faculty Alex Lobos assumes a role as director of the School of Design.
July 11, 2023
Metals alumnus featured in acclaimed Craft Prize exhibition
Jaiik Lee ’11 MFA (metals and jewelry design) was among the Craft Prize’s 30 shortlisted artists from all over the globe chosen by an expert panel out of thousands of submissions reviewed for their technical accomplishment, innovation and artistic vision.
June 21, 2023
Local woodworker makes space for everyone to create
Madison Magazine features Sylvie Rosenthal '03 (woodworking and furniture design).
June 6, 2023
Students leverage creativity to give back to Rochester community
RIT students created artworks to benefit Keeping Our Promise, a local nonprofit that provides resettlement assistance for Afghan, Iraqi and Kurdish interpreters and support personnel who served U.S. interests in conflicts and warzones.
April 28, 2023
Metals graduate leads by example
When people ask what he does for a living, Lance Neirby ’05 MFA (metals and jewelry) just says he leads an incredible team of people. Maintaining a strong, positive team environment has been a priority for him as the new president and CEO of Montana Silversmiths.
April 28, 2023
RIT hosts glass 3D printer for research, multidisciplinary exploration
The first-of-its-kind technology is opening up new creative possibilities at RIT and beyond — it is working to fuel the future of sustainable manufacturing and even space travel.
March 1, 2023
Ceramics alumna enjoys a life dedicated to art
Painter. Potter. Printmaker. Sculptor. Tarrant Clements '68 MFA (ceramics) has worked in a variety of mediums throughout her career, and still does today.
February 8, 2023
College of Art and Design’s new MAKE program opens doors for creative exploration
RIT students will have more opportunities to flex their creative muscles outside of the classroom through a new program called MAKE, housed within RIT’s College of Art and Design. The new program creates opportunities for students outside of the college to engage with the resources and expertise available within the School for American Crafts and School of Art.
January 9, 2023
MBA student uses experience at Shop One to help grow her own business
Some people categorize themselves as right-brained or left-brained when describing what they excel at—whether they are more analytical and practical, or more creative and artistic. Both sides have their value, and Maddy Schoenfeld ’20 (metals and jewelry design) believes that combining the analytical and creative can elevate a small business.