Work and Bench Experience

CoOwner/ Operator Colorado High Grade Silver Studios
2017 – 2020 School of Silversmithing and Jewelry Design Montrose Colorado

Owner/Operator Ouray Silversmiths
2001- 2015 Design and Manufacturing Of 18k & Sterling
Jewelry/ 2 Retail Jewelry Stores
Teaching Facility

Owner/Operator Tagin Design Resources Incorporated
1994- Present Judaica And Jewish Award Design
And Manufacturing
Ouray, Colorado

General Manager/Goldsmith Ross Coppelman Goldsmiths
1989- 2000 East Dennis, Ma
Chatham, Ma

Owner/ Silversmith Sail On Silver Girl
1982-89 Retail Jewelry Store/ Teaching Facility
Eastham, Massachusetts

Bench Silversmith The Ship Model Shop
Model Maker Facility Constructing Model Ships For
1981-82 Government Application And For
Raytheon Industries
Orleans, Massachusetts

Wholesale Business Home Studio
1971-77 83 Wholesale Accounts Nationwide

Owner/Silversmith Melanie Of Aspen
1969-71 Retail Jewelry Store
Aspen, Colorado

Manager/ Silversmith Gusterman Silversmiths
1967-69 Denver, Colorado

Teaching Experience

Co-Owner/ Instructor Colorado High Grade Silver Studios
2017- 2020 School of Silversmithing and Jewelry Design
Montrose, CO

Owner/ Instructor Beginning – Advanced Metalsmithing
2001 -2015 Tagin Design Resources
Montrose and Ouray, Colorado

Guest Instructor Beginning Silversmithing
1996-1997 Interlaken School Of Art
Special Class Organized To Help At-Risk
High School Students
Stockbridge, Ma

Guest Instructor Goldsmithing
1994 – 1997 Boston Museum School

Guest Instructor Clasps and Hinges
1995 Boston Museum School
Special Class Organized To Educate Other
Professional Goldsmiths in the Boston Area

Instructor Precious Metals
1991-1992 Chatham Creative Arts Center
Chatham, Ma

Owner/ Instructor Vision Quest Art Center
1988-1990 On-Going Instruction In Silversmithing
At All Levels
Brewster, Massachusetts

Silversmithing Instructor Nickerson State Park
1989-90 Juvenile Corrections Facility

Owner/ Instructor Sail On Silver Girl
1985-89 On-Going Classes at All Experience Levels
Eastham, Massachusetts

Silversmithing Instructor Nauset Adult Education
1981-85 Orleans, Massachusetts

Silversmithing Instructor Jewish Community Center
1971-78 Denver, Colorado

Achievements, Awards, and Commissions

Park Avenue Synagogue Purchased Torah Breast Plate
New York City and Rimonim for Permanent Collection

Hebrew Union College On-going Exhibit of My Work in
New York City the Entrance Lobby

Jewish Federation Commissioned To Create
Of Greater Manchester Donor Recognition Plaque For
Manchester, NH Their Facility
May 2003

Jewish Lights Publishing “Miriam’s Cup” Chosen As Cover Artwork
Woodstock, Vt. For “The Woman’s Passover Companion”
2002 Hardcover Book

Spertus Museum 2002 Finalist for Judaica Competition
Chicago, Illinois “The Mezuzah Case”

Washington Hebrew Congregation One Woman Show of Fine Sterling Judaica
Washington DC to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary Of The
April & May 2002 Synagogue

American Jewish Museum Juried Exhibit and Sale of Fine Judaica

JCC of Greater Pittsburgh “Encountering The Second Commandment”

Temple Israel Museum Purchased Miriam’s Cup for Their Permanent
West Bloomfield, Michigan Museum Collection

Jewish Community Center Created Mezuzah Case for Their New Facility
New York, New York

Hebrew Union College Six Pieces of Judaica Chosen Exhibited
2000-2001 and Sold At “Living In The Moment”,
A Commemorative Judaica Show

Development Corporation Created Awards to Honor Past Chairwomen
For Israel 2000 at the United Nations in New York

Development Corporation State of Israel Bonds Women’s Division
For Israel Commissioned To Create New 7 Year
2000 Prime Minister’s Society Pin

Development Corporation State of Israel Bonds
For Israel Commissioned To Create Awards
2000 For 50th Anniversary Dinner

Development Corporation State of Israel Bonds
For Israel Commissioned To Create
1999 The Platinum Trustee Society Award
For Million Dollar Bond Purchases

Jewish Education Society Commissioned To Create Bookmark
Of North America Given To All Donors Who Support Jesna

Development Corporation State of Israel Bonds
For Israel The Only American Designer Chosen
1999 To Create The Honor Pin
NAWD Annual Campaign

Society of North American Chosen as One of 12 Goldsmiths
Goldsmiths to Create a Link in the Chain
1998 For Their Annual Conference

Development Corporation State of Israel Bonds
For Israel Selected 3 Designs for Awards And
1997-1998 2 Designs For Pins
For The 1998 50th Anniversary Campaign

Development Corporation State of Israel Bonds
For Israel Selected 2 Designs, One a Pin,
1995-1996 the Other a Sculpture, Which Became
Awards For The
Jerusalem 3000 Campaign

International Judaica Torah Crown and Seder Plate
Design Competition Jerusalem, Israel
Finalist Jerusalem 3000 Celebration

Cape Cod Synagogue Sculptural Installation
Hyannis, MA “The Mystical Alephbet”
1994 -1995 Maquettes And Aleph Awards
Presented To Donors

Community Service

Montrose Colorado Founder-Nonprofit Organization
2011- Present Welcome Home Montrose Community Initiative

Montrose Colorado Board Director
2011-2014 Downtown Development Authority

Montrose Colorado Retail Enhancement Committee
2009-2010 Montrose Chamber of Commerce

Ouray Colorado Served on the Ouray City Council

Ouray Colorado Organized and Established “CommUnity” Group
2002-2004 at the request of Mayor Pam Larsen and City
Manager Michael Penney.

Recognition Awards

• Voted 2015 #1 Mover and Shaker by Montrose Daily Press
• Received “Founder’s Medal” a National Patriotism Award from the DAR
• Received Citizen of the Year Award from Montrose Rotary Club
• Received Key Citizen Award from Montrose City Council
• Welcome Home Montrose Initiative inspired a book “Home of the Brave” by author Donna Bryson published January 2018.

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