about


reneé zettle-sterling

(b. 1970, Ridgway, PA) received her MFA in Sculpture/Installation in 1997, a MA in Metals/Jewelry in 1998 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and a BFA in Papermaking/Fibers in 1993 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Zettle-Sterling is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. She has taught workshops, exhibited, and lectured on her work nationally and internationally. She has an active studio practice, which consists of exploring a multiplicity of media and technique to create small-scale body orientated devices, jewelry, and installations.  Additionally, her work has been featured in over a dozen publications, such as 21st Century Jewelry:  The Best of the 500 Series, 1000 Rings:  Inspiring Adornment for the Hand, 500 Metal Vessels, as well as Metalsmith magazine and American Craft magazine.  Zettle-Sterling served as President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths from 2012-2016.  She recently co-authered her first book, with jeweler and metalsmith, Jen Townsend, titled CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity's Most Transformational Process.