have been studying jewelry since an arts apprenticeship in High School in
southern Maine. I continued my studies by getting my BFA in Metalcrafts and
Jewelry at the Rochester Institute of Technology. During my time at RIT I also
worked as a studio assistant to the dept. head, Leonard Urso, making
hollowware, jewelry and large copper sculptures. I moved to the Providence area and worked
as a production silversmith and product developer for 3½ years. I have been
with RISD as the Technical Assistant since August, 1999.
have been teaching developing and utilizing Jewelry CAD/CAM systems since 2001.
I have a company selling my thematic jewelry to the auto, motorsport and
cycling enthusiast through my website, www.brianbergerondesigns.com.
These products have appeared in many blogs and magazines and have a strong
search presence under my name and the registered trademark name, Tire Rings®.
Academic Research/Areas of Interest
research and areas of interest are and have been a mix of the fine art side of
jewelry, industry and manufacturing, business and the consumer. Luckily I’m
embedded all of those worlds and perform this research by necessity. How things
are made, how they used to be made and how new technologies are being utilized
are enjoyable questions for me to research.
Technical Assistant III
- BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology
JUNIOR JEWELRY: DIGITAL 3D MODELING AND RENDERING