Kathy Kamal Baum

Areas of Research Interest

  • Jewelry Design
  • Metalsmithing
  • Jewelry history
  • Fashion history
  • Art history
  • Gemstones
  • 3D Printing

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Jewelry design and Metalsmithing
  • Advanced Jewelry I & II
  • Art metal Casting
  • Introduction to Visual Art
  • History of Costume I & II
  • History of Adornment / Body Art Through the Ages

Current Projects

  • Lecture series for the MAC Stories on Stones
  • Lecture on Art and Gemstones for the Art Institute
  • Continue to make Art and metal objects
  • Casting 3D printed objects
  • Advisor for COD Metals Guild – student club
  • Video series on making jewelry


Social Media:

  • Crafthaus: Kathleen Baum
  • Blog: codjewelry.com
  • Facebook: COD Jewelry & Metals
  • Instagram: COD jewelry metals
  • Twitter: COD Jewelry Metals
  • LinkedIn: COD Jewelry


Selected shows:

  • 2012-Gothic Spine featured in Sculptural Objects Functional Art Lecture, Chicago
  • 2011- Benedictine University Metalsmiths Two Person Show
  • 2010-Saul Bell Design Competition and Exhibition Finalist, Hollowware
  • 2009-Decorative Resurgence, Juried exhibition Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
  • 2008-Side by Side two person Exhibition, Crowne Center Gallery, Loyola University
  • 2007-"Heartbreak" Collaboration A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2006-Midwest Metal Artists Invitational, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
  • 2005-Parameters of Preciousness SNAG conference; Curator
  • 1994 – 2016-Bi-annual Studio Art Faculty Exhibition College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • 2004-Hammered & Forged Miami University Art Museum Oxford, OH
  • 2000-Indiana University:  Past and Present Taboo Studio, San Diego, CA


  • M.F.A. Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, Indiana University
  • B.F.A. Cum Laude, Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, Miami University


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