American artist James Thurman teaches at Metal and Jewellery department in University of North Texas Fine Arts Faculty. As an assistant professor, he also coordinates 3D art program. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University sculpture department, then took his master degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art – Metal and Jewellry department. He finished his 4 years term of councillorship at SNAG (South America Chamber of Jewellrs) in 2010 and now he is the editor at the same place. Recently, he published a book called “Tech Text: A Compilation of SNAG Technical Articles 1975-2010”. His artworks have been displayed hundreds of exhibitions; he has held 10 solo exhibions in the last 10 years. He has also been teaching at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Glassell School, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Radford University.