Moxy Metals

December 12, 2009, 6:21 am
Filed under: Bio

My name is Max Goodman (short for Margaret, if anyone asks).  I was born just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1984.  I grew up in Philadelphia, and attended local public schools, eventually finding my way to the Tyler School of Art of Temple University.  I originally intended to study painting and art education, but was placed at random into a jewelry elective as a freshman.  Always a multi-tasker, I managed a double major BFA fulfilling all requisite course work for both a jewelry and a painting major.   In addition, I managed to study in Rome for a year and earn my k-12 Art Education Certification.  Upon graduation from Tyler, Suma Cum Laude in 2007, I returned to Europe living in Normandy, Paris, Lyon and eventually settling in Lazio and then Tuscany, Italy to pursue my other passions – traveling, riding and training horses.  Upon my return to the US in 2008 I spent some time reinventing my jewelry style, creating production work and picking up commissions here and there.  In January 2009 I relocated to Brooklyn, NY to see what I could see.  I currently reside in Brooklyn, make work for my emerging Moxy Metals brand, teach many jewelry and jewelry related classes at the 3rd Ward Studio and volunteer at Riverdale Equestrian Center.  I hope to grow my jewelry business in the coming months, and perhaps to start a children’s program at 3rd Ward, to make use of my education degree and create a community resource I feel is lacking.  I am always open to new projects, new conversations and constructive criticism; feel free to contact me any time, and let me know your thoughts!