CV

Education  

 Self Taught

Lectures/Visiting Artist

  • Findings Jewelry Symposium, Grand Marais, MN June 2017
  • SNAG Conference, New Orleans, LA May 2017
  • Tsuru, Lincoln, NE December 2016
  • Decorah High School, Decorah, IA December 2016
  •  Palos Verde Art Center, Palos Verde, CA November 2016
  • Laurel School, Shaker Heights, OH April 2016
  • Brockway Center for Arts, Brockway, PA March-May 2016
  • Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX March 2016
  • University of North Texas, Denton, TX March 2016
  • Palos Verde Art Center, Palos Verde, CA February 2016
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC November 2015
  • Seton Hill University, Greensburgh, PA October 2015
  • Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA October 2015
  • Metal Flux Arts Center, Mentor, OH October 2015
  • Carlton College, Northfield, MN September 2015
  • MNJAG, Edina, MN September 2015
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI September 2015
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Valley, MI September 2015
  • Edinboro University, Edinboro, MI September 2015

Workshop Instruction

  • Findings Jewelry Symposium, Grand Marais, MN June 2017
  • Touchstone Center for Craft, Farmington, PA August 2017
  • Halstead Bead Co, Prescott, AZ February 2017
  • Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA October 2016
  • Flux Metal Arts, Mentor, OH September 2016
  • Brockway Center for the Arts, Brockway, PA May 2016
  • Halstead Bead Co, Prescott, AZ February 2016
  • Guilded Lynx, Ridgefield, CT October 2015
  • Flux Metal Arts, Mentor, OH October 2015
  • Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA October 2015
  • Brockway Center for Art & Technology, Brockway, PA October 2015
  • Quench Jewelry Arts, Minneapolis, MN August 2015
  • Danaca Designs, Seattle, WA July 2015

Residency Host

  • "Get Lost, Do Art" Case of the Nomads Artist Residency, Joshua Tree National Park, CA March 29th-April 4th 2017

Galleries

  • Ted Casablanca, Palm Springs, CA
  • Tsuru, Lincoln, NE
  • Sheldon Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
  • Artsy, Online

Exhibitions

  • Arising by Yoko Ono, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland, November 2016-February 2017
  • Material Girl, Brockway Center for Arts, Brockway, PA May 2016
  • Co:Operative Garnish, Collaboration with Michael Dale Bernard Brooklyn Metal Works, NY,  Feb 2016
  • Co:Operative Garnish, Collaboration with Sofia Bjorkman, Brooklyn Metal Works, NY, Feb 2016
  • Co:Operative Garnish, Collaboration with Sofia Bjorkman, Baltimore Jewelry Center, MD Dec 2015
  • Play That Funky Music, Online Crafthaus, April 15-May 15 2014
  • Red Carpet Event, SNAG Conference, April 2014
  • Buckle Up: Belt Buckles Beyond Function, Online Crafthaus, Nov 2013
  • A CASA Museum of Brazilian Object, Chain Project, Feb-March, San Paulo Brazil 2013
  • Chain Project, Online Crafthaus, Nov-Dec 2012

Publications/Freelance Writing

  • Kalmbach Books, Casey Sheppard, Modern Metal Jewelry, Fall 2017
  • Art Jewelry Magazine, Casey Sheppard, Easy Fold Forming: One Fold, Three Cuffs, November 2015
  • Art Jewelry Magazine, Casey Sheppard, Build an Asymmetrical Necklace from Sketch to Finish, May 2015
  • Art Jewelry Magazine, Casey Sheppard, Navigating the SNAG Circus, March 2015
  • Art Jewelry Magazine, Casey Sheppard, Omega Clip, September 2014

Work Experience

  • Case of the Nomads, Capt of Nomadic ComRADeship, July 2015-Current
  • Kalmbach Publishing Company, Freelance Writer Art Jewelry Magazine/Books, 2013-Current
  • Casey Sheppard Designs, Owner/Fabricator, 2007-Current
  • Touchstone Center for Craft, Small Metals Tech, June2016-Sept 2016
  • Miss G Designs, Intern (3 month internship) , March 2014-June 2014
  • Michael Schmidt Studios, Single Project Bench Jeweler, 2013
  • Syndey Lynch Jewelry, Bench Jeweler, 2008-2009

Ambassador

BIO

Sheppard’s talents are as diverse, unique and strong as Sheppard herself.  Born and raised in Nebraska, Sheppard longed for city life. She's lived in New York City, Brooklyn, Miami, Los Angeles, Jamaica and many other diverse places.  She's a self taught and award winning metalsmith/jeweler who's raw, organic yet primitive works (that incorporates PVC Pipe, leather, rusted metal and other materials) has caught the worlds eye.  She has exhibited nationally and worldwide at galleries such as Ted Casablanca’s in Palm Springs, CA and at A CASA Museum of Brazilian Object in San Paulo Brazil.  Her jewelry has also been featured in American Craft Magazine, Art Jewelry Magazine, Behind the Brooch Book, Crafthaus and more.

Making her mark in the Rock n Roll industry, Sheppard has worked with famed headdress maker Miss G and jeweler Michael Schmidt Studios. In 2016, two of her collaborative works, one with powder coating jeweler Michael Dale Bernard and the other with international jeweler Sofia Bjorkman, were on exhibition at Brooklyn Metal Works and Baltimore Jewelry Center. For the past 3 years Sheppard has been a freelance writer with Art Jewelry Magazine and is currently writing her first jewelry instructional book with Kalmbach Publishing, which is slated for national release in 2017.

While living in LA, Sheppard was trained in the art of classic cocktails with the prestigious pre-prohibition master Julian Cox while working at top restaurant Bestia (winner of 2015 Food & Wine’s top 10 Best Chefs Award). Sheppard has also coached with Professional Downhill Mountain Biker Kat Sweet and with Professional Cyclist/Adventurer Racer Rebecca Rusch’s Wheel Girls Camp. Sheppard has her Level 1 IMBA ICP Certified and has been featured on Girl Eat Bikes Joyride Podcast series along with Josie’s Bike Life. She has also competed (placed) in top national races, fundraised and road in 2015 AIDS Lifecycle and has become a strong voice for women in the biking world.

Sheppard has taken on her biggest adventure to date.  “Case of the Nomads” is a community connecting project where Sheppard travels across the US in search of rare, interesting, strong art and bike areas. Through curiosity and a talent to connect with strangers Sheppard is able to see into the heart of others, which allows her to witness the inner workings of community. She then captivates her vast followers through her informative yet corky blog, furthering her connection with others. Sheppard lectures professionally about her travels, art and life to universities, art centers, high schools and clubs across the US, inspiring the next generation. She is also a brand ambassador for like-minded companies Biolite, Big Agnes and Zuke’s. Currently Sheppard continues the simple life of travel in her portable home/studio Jones….Full of Grace, a converted ford transit connect mini cargo van.  She travels with her metalsmithing studio, India the Adventure Dog and mountain bike, Skidmark.