Eric has been making things out of metal and teaching others how to do the same for over twenty years. He is currently the Metals Studio Coordinator at Pocosin Arts School of Fine Crafts in Columbia, North Carolina. He has an MFA in Metals & Jewelry from Arizona State University. Since then he’s been employed as a bench jeweler, an adjunct instructor at multiple colleges, and participated in fine art and craft shows throughout the United States. During graduate school he focused on the Japanese technique, Mokume Gane. By combining traditional and western methods he’s developed a low tech method of making diffusion bonded Mokume Gane. Eric thrives on sharing his metal working experiences and travels around the country teaching workshops. He spends his off time with his Printmaker partner, Gretchen and their dog Javier.