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© 2015-19 by BMB Designs / Brandy Boyd. Proudly created with Wix.com

BMB Designs & Brandy Boyd 6266 Stage Road Bartlett, TN 38134  901-213-6356 brandy@bmb-designs.com

Brandy Boyd Artist Resume

 

Education

B.A. Art History, University of Memphis 1997-2002

Senior Instructor, Art Clay World, Jackie Truty 

New Mokume Gane, Art Clay World, Jackie Truty

Level 1 & Level 2 certification, PMC Connection, Linda Kline 

Cloisonne Enameling, Creative Side Jewelry Academy, Harlan Butt

Enameling on Vessel Forms, Appalachian Center for Craft, Sarah Perkins

Eastern Repousse. Victoria Lansford

 

Professional Experience

Metalsmith Instructor, Memphis Botanic Gardens, 2007-present

Studio artist, BMB Designs Studio, 2012-present

Demonstrating Artist, Pink Palace Arts & Crafts Show, 2014-present

Special Projects volunteer, Metal Museum 2014-2015, 2019

Demonstrating Artist, River Arts, 2015-present

Demonstrating Artist, Tennessee Craft Week, 2016

Metal Clay Today contributing author 2017- Present

Metal Clay Today Editor Dec 2018- Present

 

Exhibitions: 

TN Craft 50th anniversary exhibit @ Centennial Art Center, 2015

Collaborations @ MJCC, 2016, 2017, 2018

Brooks Holiday Artist Market, 2014, 2015

TN Craft Spring Fair, 2015

TN Craft Fall Fair, 2014

Cooper-Young Festival, 2012-2015

Cosmic Trunk Show 2015, 2016

Crafts & Drafts, 2015, 2016, 2018

Pink Palace Arts & Crafts fair, 2014-2018

River Arts, 2015-2018

Broad Ave Art walk, 2013

V&E Art Walk, 2013-2015

East Buntyn Art walk, 2012-2019

Crosstown 'Clectic, 2016, 2017

Art Harvest @ Jay Etkin Gallery, 2017

 

Professional Affiliations: 

AMCAW

Tennessee Craft - SW chapter

Enamelist Society

SNAG

Art Clay World 

Metal Clay Today Magazine

About BMB Designs

Located in the heart of Bartlett, BMB Designs studio houses the classroom, retail supply shop and gallery space for artist and instructor Brandy Boyd.

Offering a wide range of classes from Art Clay silver beginner classes, basic silver-smithing, to enameling, fold forming and more.  BMB Designs also carries many of the tools and supplies to take what you learn in class further. Since we opened our doors in the late fall of 2012, we've increased the variety of tools and materials offered to include Swarovski crystals, tools from EuroTool and Beadsmith, Art Clay, 5-star metal clay, artisan cut semiprecious gemstones, locally crafted glass, and much more!

Brandy is a certified Senior Instructor with Art Clay World, has certification in New Mokume Gane, received Level 2 certification from PMC connection and is also an Instructor for Clay Revolution products. She has been teaching metal clay and other small metals techniques since 2007. 

You can find her jewelry at the Metal Museum in Memphis, mid-south arts and crafts shows such as Pink Palace and RiverArts, and in the shop at BMB designs. 

 

Artist Statement- Brandy M Boyd

 

I have loved art since I was a child. Even if I didn’t understand what it meant, I enjoyed the way it made me feel- how it made me feel a myriad of emotions and think all kinds of thoughts. My grandparents encouraged me to be a ‘maker’- to tinker and to create. I’m sure those early projects weren’t what anyone would consider art, but they instilled an appreciation for the process of making and created the habit of creativity.

I am as fascinated by the processes as I am the finished works, so I studied art history in college. This introduced me to so many styles and influences. I weave bits and pieces of the visual as well as the philosophical influences of artists and movements that I feel connected to. I subscribe to the idea that things should be made to last as well- I despise the disposable nature of our society. I take great care in the craftsmanship of my work and the quality of my materials.

 

I continue the ‘family business’ of working in the technical world by day and weaving maker magic by night (and on the weekends). My goal, not just in my art, but also in my interactions with people, is to make life more beautiful. We, as a society, focus a lot of our energy on ‘results’ without taking into consideration the journey. For me, the process of making a piece is just as valuable as the finished piece and I am passionate about helping others connect to their inner maker. Our wellbeing as people is improved by the act of making- our lives are made richer and the world around us becomes more connected.

Ultimately, this is how I change the world and make it a better place- one piece of art at a time, one story, one connection.