92Y Instructor Biography

Pamela Farland

Pamela Farland was raised in France. Her early passion for ancient civilization led her naturally to the "Ecole du Louvre" where she studied art and archeology, while also pursuing an Art History degree at the Michelet Institute in Paris.

When she moved to New York she worked as a picture framing consultant for major collectors artists and museums.

From 1986 to 1989 she followed a 3 year jewelry making program (2 year apprenticeship) learning techniques such as Byzantine cloisonne enamel, granulation, repousse, chain making, cabochon lapidary and various classical settings. Part of the program involved teaching new students.

From 1989 to 2000 Pamela worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art as Master Craftsman, where she made models and hand crafted pieces of jewelry from their collection to be sold in the museum's gift shops.

From 2003 to present she has taught goldsmithing at 92 Street Y in New York where she enjoys sharing her love of jewelry making and design, with her students.

2008 "Contemporary Antiquities" at LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe NM

From 1989 on she has been the owner of Pamela Farland Jewelry Designs where she creates her own line of jewelry, inspired from ancient designs and entirely hand crafted in 22 karat gold which she sells to galleries, at craft shows(A.C.C. Media d'Arte, A.C.A.C.) and to individual clients in the U.S and Europe.

Publications: 500 Gemstones Jewels, Lark Books 2010

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