Carol Warner Resume

detail photos of a soft flame for heating metals


Patina: 300+ Coloration Effects for Jewelers and Metalsmiths, by Mathew Runfola, 2014

Object Lessons, Published by; October, 2001; featured on title page

Color on Metal, by Tim McCreight; 2001

Metalsmith Magazine, Exhibition in Print; 1998

American Style Magazine; The Functional Vase Project, feature article; 1998

Minneapolis Star-Tribune (newspaper review, 9/12/97); 1997 Minneapolis-St. Paul (magazine, September issue); 1997

Minnesota Art Directory (magazine cover, Spring issue); 1997

Scuba Diver (Australian magazine feature, 10/90); 1990 LaCrosse Tribune (newspaper feature): 1989

Sculpture Magazine (article, 3/88); 1988


Art in the Landscape Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MT, lecturer and volunteer, September, 2014

SNAG (Society of No. American Goldsmiths), 2014 conference; Coordinator, preconference workshops

5 workshops developed to be presented by internationally known artists in local Minneapolis teaching studios Exhibition

Playing with Fire, Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, April, 2014; Exhibition Co-Curator, Exhibiting artist

Playing with Fire, Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, April, 2014; Installation and publicity


MFA, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Metalsmithing and Fibers; 1981

MA, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Metalsmithing and Fibers; 1978 BA,

BA, University of Denver, Denver, CO; Psychology with heavy marketing emphasis; 1971

Spanish Language studies in Cuernavaca, Oaxaca and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


Quench Jewelry Arts, Mpls; Hydraulic Press; 2016

Quench Jewelry Arts; Mpls; Box Forms with Kevin O'Dwyer; 2014

Lill Street Arts Center, Chicago; Anticlastic raising with Kevin O'Dwyer; 2013

Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajauto, Mexico; Jewelry and tool making; 1994

Minneapolis Technical College; Stone Setting, 1993

University of Wisconsin, Menomonie, WI; Holloware and Electroforming; 1982-3

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Fine Art and Jewelry making; 1973


Unaccepted; Stories of Rejection, Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, 2019

The Art of Metalsmithing Exposed, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN, May-June, 2019

SOFA, 2015, presented by Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, Cordoba, Argentina

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, Minneapolis; One person Exhibition, Sept-Dec.

Bloomington Arts Center, Pattens from Chaos; 2015

Pinnacle Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; domestic representation

Button Gallery, Douglas, MI; domestic representation

SOFA Chicago, 2014; presented by Maria Elena Kravitz Gallery, Cordoba, Argentina

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center; Playing with Fire, 2014

SOFA Chicago, 2013; presented by Maria Elena Kravitz Gallery, Cordoba, Argentina

The Ganoskin Project; Changing Hues; on-line exhibition of metal work with color as its basis

The Ganoskin Project; Holding Places: A Repository of Containers and Vessels by Metalsmiths Around the World

SOFA Chicago, 2012; presented by Maria Elena Kravitz Gallery, Cordoba, Argentina  

Gallery 801, Minneapolis, MN; one person exhibition, 2011

The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI; 2 person museum exhibit; 2011

University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse; Informed Abstraction in Contemporary Art; Sept, 2007  

Art Center of Minnesota, Minnetonka, MN; Art for Life; October, 2004

Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI; Stop It,:March-September, 2004

Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI; Stop It, a show of bottle stoppers, Sofa, Chicago and the Gallery, 2003  

Elizabeth Doyle Gallery, Wailea, HI; American Masters; 2003

Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; Minnesota Biennial 2002; June-August; 2002

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI; A Modern Bestiary: Artists View the Animal Kingdom; 2002

Pismo Gallery, Denver, CO; Natural Influences, June-July; 2002

Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI; Once Upon a Time: Artists Examine Fairy Tales, Legends and Myths; 2001

Hay Gallery, Portland, ME; July –August; 2 person exhibit; 2001

Oxoxo Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Color on Metal (artists from the book); April-May, 2001

Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, Japonsime; Mar-May, “01

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI; Who Knows Where or When: Artists Interpret Geography and Time; 2000

Monarch Art Center, Tenino, WA; Women in Art (summer); 1999

Thomas Mann Gallery, New Orleans, LA; The Functional Vase Project; 1999

J. Cotter Gallery, Vail, CO; The Functional Vase Project; 1999

Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT; The Storyteller’s Art; 1999

Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI; Micro-Sculptures, One person exhibit, September; 1998

Navy Pier, Chicago, IL; International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art (SOFA); 1998

Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI; The Functional Vase Project, 1998

Society of North American Goldsmiths; Exhibition in Print at (SOFA Chicago); 1998

Metalsmith Magazine: Exhibition in Print, international juried exhibition, presented annually; publication:1998

Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI; The Functional Vase Project, May, 1998; International juried exhibition; 1998

SOFA, New York City; The Functional Vase Project, presented by Yaw Gallery; 1998

Young and Constantin Gallery, Wilmington, VT, Metals ‘98, July-August

Robert Clements Gallery, Portland, ME, April-May,; Metal and Fiber; 1998

Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI: Image and Object; 1998

M.C. Gallery, Mpls, MN; Structure: A One-woman Exhibition of Futuristic Artifacts; 1997

Northern Illinois University Museum, DeKalb, IL; Alumni Invitational Exhibitions; 1996-7

M.C. Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; The Effects of Time (metalwork); 1996

Boston Society of Arts and The Newton Art Center (Co-presenters); 1992-5

Japanese Tour (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto); Exposition Internationale d'oeuvres du fil, 1994

International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL; New Art Forms; 1991-3

Museum of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia; Sculpture for the Ocean Realm; 1990

M.C. Gallery, Minneapolis; Exotic Places; 1988

M.C. Gallery, Minneapolis; Manipulated Surfaces; 1986

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI;

Fishing Lure, Fishing Lore; 1882 -3

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI;

Wisconsin Fibers Exhibition; 1981

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Carol Warner: Visions of Earth and Beyond, by Carol Warner

Patina: 300+ Coloration Effects for Jewelers & Metalsmiths, by Mathew Runfola


UPCOMING AND RECENT TEACHING, Color on Metal: re-defining patina

Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA, Oct, 2022; Master Classes: Infuse Color to Ignite your Style!


Color on Metal: Make non-precious metals come alive! Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Cntr, ongoing, Mpls

Lillstreet Arts Center, Chicago, IL; June 15-17, 2018; The Magic of Color through the Eyes of a Metalsmith

A Jeweler's Art, Oklahoma City; June 2016; Color on Metal: Redefining Patina; 3 day intensive workshop

Guilded Lynx, Ridgefield, CT; October, 2015; 3 day Intensive Master Class

Quench Jewelry Arts, Color on Metal; April 2015

SNAG conference, Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center (CAFAC), April 2014, Color on Metal: Make non-precious metals come alive! Special Intensive pre-conference workshop

University of Wisconsin, Menomonie, 2013; Color on Metal workshop and lecture

Home and Garden TV, featured artist; 2001

Charles A. Wustum Museum, Racine, WI; permanent collection

SOFA, Chicago; Featured Speaker (presented by Expressions of Culture & Friends of Fiber Art Intl;) 1997

M.C. Gallery, Minneapolis; Lecture and Holloware Demonstration; 1996

Chicago Art Institute School; Slide Lecture and Workshop; Holloware and Metals Coloration; 1992  West Surrey College of Art, Farnham, England; American Holloware; 1984

University of Wisconsin; Coloration: A New Consideration in Metal; 1982

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