Faculty: Brian Bergeron

Biography

I 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.

I 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

My 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.

Brian Bergeron

Brian Bergeron

Technical Assistant III
bbergero@risd.edu
401-454-6193

  • BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology

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Courses
  • J&M-4443
    JEWELRY CAD/CAM
  • J&M-4438
    JUNIOR JEWELRY: DIGITAL 3D MODELING AND RENDERING

Links
Jewelry + Metalsmithing Foreground Image 2
Melissa Tyson, Etching Series, sterling silver, copper