Craft / Material Studies


Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Adjunct Faculty Positions, Metals/Jewelry, Department of Craft and Material Studies at VCUarts

The VCUarts Department of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for adjunct professors to teach one or more sections of beginning, intermediate, and/or advanced courses in the metals area during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. Candidates must be able to demonstrate awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusive and diverse learning environment, knowledge of field of specialization, particularly in technical proficiency; knowledge of or experience in implementing a variety of teaching strategies; ability to teach effectively at the college level.

Applicants must have Applicants must have a advanced degree in Fine Art or related field. Master’s in Fine Arts is preferred. Expertise in area of teaching specialization is highly desirable. Active exhibition record and previous teaching experience at the college level is preferred.

Required application materials: 
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Current CV or Resume
A list of three current references including names, addresses, phone numbers, and
email addresses (references will not be contacted prior to applicant’s approval)
Portfolio of work- visual documentation of professional work, list of specialized skills and examples of student work, if available.
To apply, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs at Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. Applicants must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.





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Iris Eichenberg is an independent artist, art educator, curator, and organizer of art-related events. She has taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and is currently an Artist in Residence and Head of the Metalsmithing Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Eichenberg’s work can be found in several museums including The Cooper-Hewitt (New York), The Museum of Arts and Design (New York), The Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Schmuck Museum Pforzheim, the Fondation National d’Art Contemporain (Paris), and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Texas). Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the world including an upcoming solo exhibition at the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, Netherlands in 2019.



2018-19 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship recipients announced

Congratulations to all the 2018-19 VMFA Fellowship recipients, especially Craft and Material Studies Assistant Professor Aaron McIntosh, Adjunct Instructor and Academic Advisor Sayaka Suzuki and Undergraduate Student Jennifer Detlefsen!

VMFA 2018 Fellowships

VMFA has selected 27 Virginia art students and professional artists from 771 applicants to receive fellowships worth a total of $161,000 for 2018-19. The program was launched in 1940 and since then, VMFA has awarded nearly $5.6 million to more than 1,325 professional artists, art students and graduate students from across Virginia in the largest fellowship program of any kind in the United States. Learn more about our fellowship opportunities and current recipients at #VMFAFellowships

Posted by VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Gerit Grimm was born, and grew up in Halle, German Democratic Republic. In 1995, she finished her apprenticeship, learning the traditional German trade as a potter at the “Altbürgeler blau-weiss GmbH” in Bürgel, Germany and worked as a Journeyman for Joachim Jung in Glashagen, Germany. She has taught at CSULB, Pitzer College, Doane College and MSU Bozeman and has completed numerous residencies including the Mc Coll Center, Bemis Center, Kohler Arts & Industry Program and Archie Bray Foundation. In 2009 NET Television created “Fantasia in Clay” a Nebraska Story about artist Gerit Grimm. Grimm is now an Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison.






Friday, February 2nd
5:00-7:00pm Pollak Building: Photography & Film, Graphic Design, and Interior Design & Fashion
6:00-8:00pm Fine Art Building: Craft & Material Studies, Kinetic Imaging, Sculpture, and Painting & Printmaking