Jim Norton

Athens, GA

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Jim Norton has a BA from the University of the South with an emphasis in printmaking. In 1976 he came to the University of Georgia to explore Jewelry and Metalwork but got sidetracked by a marriage and a business — Homeplace Gifts & Toys.

In 1998, Norton renewed his interest in metalwork by attending the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC. After learning to enamel on simple, precut shapes, he decided to explore fabricating his own designs on which to enamel. This exploration led him to enrollment in the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art MFA program in Jewelry and Metalwork. He received his MFA in 2007 and now sells his jewelry throughout the Southeast at arts and crafts festivals as well as galleries.