David LaPlantz: Teaching, Academic Honors, Publications

Teaching Experience — Jewelry and Metalsmithing

  • Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1971-1977, (on leave 77-78), 1978-2002, Faculty Emeritus , 2002
  • Kent State University, Kent, OH. Visiting Artist: 1977-1978
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA: 1970-1971
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO: 1969-1970
  • Flint Community College, Flint, MI: 1968-1969
  • Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM: 1967-1968

Releated Teaching

Selected Summer and Visiting Artist Teaching Positions:
  • Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
  • Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
  • Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
  • Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
  • Revere Academy of Goldsmithing, San Francisco, CA
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    • Humboldt Enrichment Awards — Humboldt Foundation Office, Humboldt State University: 1997, 1994 & 1993
    • Scholar of the Year — Humboldt State University: 1994
    • Humboldt Small Grant — Humboldt Foundation Office, Humboldt State University: 1994
    • Accomplished Alumni of the Fine & Performing Arts Award — Bowling Green State University: 1992
    • Research Grants — Humboldt Foundation Office, Humboldt State University: 1988 & 1985
    • Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Grant: 1985 To conduct 5-7 master workshops in jewelry throughout New Zealand
    • Outstanding Professor Award — Humboldt State University: 1980-81
    • Men of Achievement
    • Who’s Who in the West
    • Who’s Who in California
    • International Who’s Who in Education
    • Who’s Who in American Art
    • Who’s Who in the World
    • Who’s Who Among American Teachers
    • Jewelry/Metalwork Survey #3: Ideas, Images, Imagemakers, edited, 248 pages, Press de LaPlantz, 1993.
    • Jewelry/Metalwork Survey #2: A Way of Communicating, edited, 225 pages, Press de LaPlantz, 1992.
    • Jewelry/Metalwork Survey 1991: Survey, Visions, Concepts, Communicating, edited, 160 pgs, Press de LaPlantz, 1991.
    • Artists Anodizing Aluminum: The Sulfuric Acid Process, authored, 208 pages, Press de LaPlantz, 1988.
    • Cold Connections, 2 hours, 1991.
    • The Many Hats or Heads of David LaPlantz, my recent work and the HSU jewelry studio, 30 minutes, 1991.
    • Chain Mail/Chain Mesh: The Semi-Solid Art Form, 2 hours, 1990.
    • Artists Anodizing Aluminum, 2 hours, 1989.
    • Workshop Notes: Metals edited by Tim McCreight, Brynmorgen Press, 1993. I wrote the cold connections chapter.
    • Jewelry Concepts and Technology by Oppi Untracht, Doubleday, New York, 1983. I contributed a step-by-step series on Japanese chain mail, plus other examples of my jewelry throughout the book.
    • Anodized! – Brilliant Colors & Bold Designs by Clare Stiles, Lark Books, 2010.
    • California Design, The Legacy of West Coast Craft and Style by Jo Lauria and Suzanne Baizerman, Chronicle Books, 2005.
    • 500 Brooches edited by Marthe Le Van, Lark Books, 2005.
    • 1000 Rings edited by Marthe Le Van, Lark Books, 2004.
    • Color on Metal by Tim McCreight and Nicole Bsullak, Guild Publishing, 2001.
    • The Art and Craft of Handmade Books by Shereen LaPlantz, Lark Books, 2001.
    • Tassels: The Fanciful Embellishment by Nancy Welch, Lark Books, 1992.
    • 20th Century Jewelry by Caroline Pullee, The Apple Press, London, 1990.
    • The Traveler’s Guide to American Crafts by Suzanne Carmichael, EP Dutton, 1990.
    • The Art of American Jewelry: 1970-1990 by Laura Kruger, to be published.
    • The New Jewelry: Trends and Traditions by Peter Dormer and Ralph Turner, Thames and Hudson, London, 1985.
    • Jewelry: Contemporary Design and Techniques by Chuck Evans, Davis Publications,1983.
    • Metalworking: Procedures in the Craft by Tim McCreight, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979.
    • Contemporary Iron and Metalwork: Art & Decoration Using Wrought, Forging and Blacksmithing Techniques by Dona Meilach, Crown, 1977.
    • Contemporary Jewelry: A Studio Handbook by Philip Morton, revised edition, Holt, Rinehart and Winston,1976.
    • Body Jewelry: International Perspective by Donald J. Wilcox, Henry Regnery Co,1973.
    • California Design 1976: A Bicentennial Celebration, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA 1976.
    • Contemporary Crafts of the Americas: 1975 Exhibition, pub: Henry Regnery Co, Chicago, IL 1975.
    • California Design XI, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA 1971.
  • Awards, Honors and Commissions

    Grants and Academic Awards

    Academic Achievement and Honors Publications


    Books — Authored and Edited
    Instructional Videos — Authored and Produced
    Books — Authored Portions of
    Books — Represented in
    Major Catalogs

    My work is represented in (1969-2010) in numerous Craft Horizons, American Craft, Metalsmith Magazine and Ornament Magazine articles, including one about my work as a “Collectable” in Ornament Magazine, Winter, 1995.