Professor and Program Coordinator, Crafts/Jewelry/Metalsmithing; Graduate Studies Coordinator
ART 104, Three-Dimensional Design
ART 305A, B, Advanced Crafts
ART 315A, Jewelry
ART 315B, Jewelry
ART 505A, Graduate Problems in Crafts, Jewelry
Christina Y. Smith is teaching Jewelry and Three-dimensional Design classes currently at California State University, Fullerton. The Jewelry classes cover traditional and non traditional jewelry processes and techniques. It is a comprehensive program and Christina teaches fabrication techniques such as hydraulic die-forming, rollerprinting, and soldering as well as all forms of metalsmithing and casting. In the three dimensional design class the elements and principles of design are practiced through projects/exercises that cover a variety of materials and techniques.
Christina Y. Smith is a fourth generation Californian who currently resides in the greater Los Angeles area. Her work has been recognized and supported by grants from the California State Arts Board; and the Western States Art Federation / National Endowment for the Arts. She has been published in One of A Kind, American Art Jewelry Today, Twentieth Century Jewelry, Design Visions, Metalsmith, American Craft and Architectural Digest magazine. Her work has recently been included in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's exhibition Made In California. Collectors of Smith's work include, Sonny and Gloria Kamm, Lois Boardman, Viola Frey, Jo Lauria, Melanie Mayron, Sandy Grotta, David Rockefeller, Linda Sullivan, David Charak, Michael Katz, Graham Gund, the Oakland Museum of Art, American Craft Museum, and Renwick/Smithsonian.