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Muirhead

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"It is important to me, for both my personal work and my instruction, to consider interdisciplinary approaches to ways of thinking (expression of ideas or formal compositions) and execution, or technique." –Naomi Muirhead

An American artist specialized in jewelry design, Naomi Muirhead has curated and exhibited in many exhibitions of painting, collage, photography, design, and jewelry throughout Italy and the United States.

Naomi Muirhead teaches Jewelry Design at SACI. She has also taught at Arte Sotto Un Tetto in Florence.

Her experience and work has always been formed by an interdisciplinary approach combining techniques, materials, and methods from the fine arts, crafts, and design realms. She has participated in exhibitions of her work (paintings, collage, photography, design, and jewelry) and competitions throughout the US and in Florence.

Naomi Muirhead has a BFA Painting from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington; BFA Interior Architecture from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She studied jewelry making at FUJI Studios in Florence, Italy.

Teaching Philosophy
It is important to me, for both my personal work and my instruction, to consider interdisciplinary approaches to ways of thinking (expression of ideas or formal compositions) and execution, or technique. I firmly believe that historical & contemporary contexts should be examined together with basic skills and techniques which must be learned and practiced hands on before complete freedom of creative exploration can be expressed. I hope to encourage students to seek ideas and inspirations from unexpected sources and motivations in our contemporary environment along with combining the old (found objects or old techniques) with the new materials and technologies, while remembering the practical notions such as form follows function.

"It is important to me, for both my personal work and my instruction, to consider interdisciplinary approaches to ways of thinking (expression of ideas or formal compositions) and execution, or technique." –Naomi Muirhead

Publications

Naomi Rachel Muirhead: Art Pieces & Jewelry
Naomi Muirhead
Cover of Naomi Rachel Muirhead: Art Pieces & Jewelry
Faculty Exhibition: SACI Florence 2006-2007
Edited by Naomi Muirhead
Cover of Faculty Exhibition: SACI Florence 2006-2007 edited by Naomi Muihead

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