Corey Ackelmire uses metal to create hand-forged, functional house wares. She hammers flatware from thick silver stock in a laborious process resulting in a unique utensil made of solid silver. Ackelmire additionally works with copper to create beautiful display pieces. She received her BFA in Metals/Jewelry and earned her MFA in Jewelry, Metalsmithing and Enameling at Kent State. She has been published in “The Art of Jewelry: Plastic and Resin” and “Metal Vessels: Contemporary Explorations of Containment.” When not in the studio, Ackelmire teaches full-time at the Houston Community College and serves as the Education Coordinator for the Houston Metal Arts Guild.
Above: Corey Ackelmire, “Condiment Set.” Silver and wood. Photo by Amanda Shackleford.