MFA 2010, Oxford Campus
Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design
Assistant Teaching Professor, 2010-present, Oxford Campus
Studio Art (Metals and Jewelry)

Untitled: Body 13, 2020
Copper, silver, enamel, PLA and steel
4 x 4 x 1 inches

Untitled: Body 17, 2020
Copper, silver, enamel, PLA and steel
4 x 4 x 1 inches

Brief Biography

Geoffrey Riggle received a BS in art education from Ball State University and an MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design from Miami University. With a firm foundation in traditional metalsmithing techniques and jewelry design practice, he does research that spans the mediums of metals/jewelry, sculpture, photography, and forges ground in digital design and practice. Riggle has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been featured in a number of publications. Currently, Riggle is head of Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing in Miami University’s Department of Art.

Artist Statement

Inspired from life’s events, dilemmas, and day-to-day interactions, my work is an exposé of a continuously reflective dialogue. By combining jeweler’s skills with both precious and non-precious materials, my current body of work both explores and celebrates relationships, growth, progression, and the human spirit. Through the use of metaphorical constructs in conjunction with sacred archetypes and form, I poetically point to a symbiotic awareness of our world and lives.

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