Assistant Professor - Metalsmithing
Sean Macmillan earned a MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of Kansas in 2005 and a BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2000. He currently resides on a three acre farm in Butler, PA and is the Metalsmithing Professor at Slippery Rock University. His recent work is an exploration of hammered organic forms and textures combined with scrap steel. Most formal influences are the result of decisions in response to the found steel elements. After a year working as a Metal Spinner, Welder/ Fabricator and Production Bench Jeweler, he returned to academia in 2006. He has shown his work at numerous national galleries including the Courthouse Galleries of the Portsmouth City Museums, Erie Art Museum, University of Kansas Art and Design Gallery, Zaruba and Zaruba Gallery, Alice Sabatini Gallery, and the Craft Alliance. Sean has taught metals workshops at California University of Pennsylvania, Murray State University in Kentucky, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and the Society for Contemporary Craft. His work has been published in 500 Metal Vessels and the Best of New York Artists and Artisans.