About Robert Dancik

Robert Dancik holds a Masters degree in sculpture from Northern Illinois University, and a BA in fine art from Adelphi University.  He has been an artist/teacher for more than 30 years and is presently an adjunct professor of education at Pace University.  Robert has taught people from kindergarten to graduate school while exhibiting his jewelry and sculpture in museums and galleries across the US and in Europe, Japan, and Australia.  He teaches workshops at art centers in the US and abroad including Penland in North Carolina; Arrowmont in Tennessee; Metalwerx in Massachusetts; Touchstone Center for Crafts in Pennsylvania; Victoria College of Art in Southbank, Australia; Brookfield Craft Center in Connecticut; and Mid Cornwall School of Jewelry in Lostwithiel, England, to name a few.

His work is in numerous collections including the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts in Racine, Wisconsin; Boeringer-Ingleheim International in Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany; Schamberger International, Mitsubishi International in Japan; and the Gregg Museum of Art and Design in Raleigh, North Carolina; and of course, many private collectors.

He has artwork published in many books including the Lark Books series, “500 Pendants & Lockets”, “500 Handmade Books" and “1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand”.  Other books his work is featured in are “PMC Decade: The First Ten Years of Precious Metal Clay” by Ken Devos, Randy Wardell, and Tim McCreight, published by Brynmorgen Press, 2006; “Fine Art of the Tin Can: Techniques & Inspirations” by Bobby Hansson, Lark Books, 2004; “The Art of Resin Jewelry: Layering, Casting, and Mixed Media Techniques for Creating Vintage to Contemporary Designs” by Sherri Haab, published by Watson-Guptill Publications, 2006; “Zilver Klei” by Noortje Meijerink (published in Denmark); and “Creative Metal Clay Jewelry: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration” by CeCe Wire, published by Lark Books, 2003.

Robert has also written for, and published his artwork in, numerous magazines including “Niche”, “Art Jewelry”, “Lapidary Journal” and “Perspectives” among others. Robert is the originator of Faux Bone™, a new, wonderful material for artists involved in jewelry, artist’s books, sculpture and many other artistic disciplines.

His book “Amulets and Talismans: Techniques for Making Meaningful Jewelry” is published by Northlight Books. In November 2014 he opened Studio E.Y.E., an arts and crafts studio that allows students to "Express Yourself Endlessly". He currently lives in Connecticut, teaches around the world, is an avid cook (I didn’t say good) and collector of toys, maps and compasses.

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