Jaydan Moore is a metalsmith and printmaker who was born into a family of fourth-generation tombstone makers in northern California. He spent most of his childhood at the family business, where he would rummage through other people’s objects that were left behind, and listen to family members making burial arrangements for their loved ones. It is through these experiences he began to value the heirlooms and objects chosen to become markers for significant moments that occur during the human experience.
Jaydan’s work is in the permanent collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art (PA), Museum of Fine Arts-Houston (TX), and Honolulu Museum of Art (HI). He completed several artist in residence programs at Penland School of Crafts, Kohler Arts/Industry Program, the Fountainhead Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth Universities Craft/Material Studies Program, and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and has received numerous grants and awards through the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the American Craft Council’s Emerging Voices Program, North Carolina Arts Fellowship, and the Peter S. Reed Foundation. Jaydan has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, Rhode Island School of Design, California College of the Arts, Penland School of Crafts, and Haystack Mountain School of Craft.
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