Mount Vernon, Maine
Tom Ferrero is a metal artist, fine art painter, and instructor based in Central Maine. He received his undergraduate degree in Metal Craft and Jewelry Design from Rochester Institute of Technology, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma as a United States Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand through the University of Auckland at Manukau Institute of Technology, and completed his education and MFA at Indiana University. He taught 3D Foundations at Indiana University while in graduate school, followed by six years as a metal artist and jewelry professor at NSCAD University in Nova Scotia. In 2016 he moved to Maine year-round where he works as an independent artist and part-time art instructor for Maranacook Community High School, and is also an occasional part-time Lecturer for the University of Maine at Augusta. Ferrero has been invited to lecture at a variety of colleges in the US and Canada and has given workshops in both countries to adolescents and adults. He is a recipient of a United States FULBRIGHT grant and is a two time, 1st Place, NICHE AWARD winner as well as a 1st place winner in the International SAUL BELL DESIGN competition. In 2019, Ferrero was presented with the Maine Craft Artist Award by the Maine Crafts Association.