Robert Dancik holds a Masters degree in sculpture from Northern Illinois University, and a BA in fine art from Adelphi University. He has been an artist/teacher for more than 30 years and has taught people from kindergarten to graduate school while exhibiting his jewelry and sculpture in museums and galleries across the US and in Europe, Japan, and Australia. He teaches workshops at art centers in the US and abroad including Penland, NC; Arrowmont, TN; Metalwerx, MA; Touchstone Center for Crafts, PA; Victoria College of Art, Australia; Brookfield Craft Center, CT; Mid Cornwall School of Jewelry (UK); and Ravstedhus, Denmark to name a few. His work is in numerous collections including the Wustum Museum of Art, Boeringer- Ingleheim International, Schamberger International, Mitsubishi International, Japan and the Gregg Museum of Art and Design. He has artwork published in many books including, in the Lark series, "500 Pendants", "500 handmade Books and "1000 Rings". Other books his work is featured in are "PMC Decade", "Fine Art of the Tin Can", "The Art of Resin Jewelry," "Zilver Klei" (Denmark), "Art Saves". "Lark Jewelry Box Challenge", and "Creative Metal Clay Jewelry" to name just a few. He has written articles and published his artwork in numerous magazines including Niche, Art Jewelry, Lapidary Journal and Perspectives among others. Robert is the originator of Faux Bone, a new, wonderful material for artists involved in jewelry, artist's books, sculpture, and many other artistic disciplines. He is also the originator of "Solid Expression" a new formulation of artisans concrete he developed for jewelry and small sculpture. His book Amulets and Talismans: Techniques for Making Meaningful Jewelry is published by Northlight Books. He is owner and head lackey at Studio E.Y.E. (Express Yourself Endlessly) a new studio promoting the arts and bringing in some of the most talented and accomplished artist/teachers from the US and around the world to teach classes and workshops. Robert lives in Connecticut, teaches around the world, is an avid cook (I didn't say good) and collector of toys, maps, and compasses.