Visual Arts Technician, Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Department of Studio Art
Art Building, Room 173
Sarah Loch-Test earned a B.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in Jewelry, Metals, Enameling at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, and an M.F.A. in Metal Design at East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C. Both schools have a solid reputation for enameling, which Sarah gravitated to and still uses in her work. Sarah was the first studio apprentice at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Penn., previously known as the Society of Contemporary Craft of Pittsburgh. Her time spent living in Pittsburgh, a resilient city in a post-industrial era, heavily influenced her metalwork. Now she responds to the ways various forms of industry affect our environment and landscapes with her work. Having taken up trail running, she gets plenty of ideas while out on the trails in Texas, a state permeated with oil and wind. Her work has been included in the biennial exhibitions of the Enamelist Society, Norcross, Ga., and is in the permanent collection of the Enamel Foundation in Los Angeles.