About ADAM

Adam Amara works independently out of his studio in Wells, Maine and has positioned himself as a premier master hand engraver and metal smith within the fine jewelry and fine arts community. In addition to his own artistic endeavors, Adam Amara works in coordination with many jewelry companies. 
This website is composed of custom creations.

Education & Training

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Boston, Honors 
              Hand Engraved Prints as Printmaking Major

Gem City College of Quincy, Illinois
              Hand Engraving  

Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Maine
             Raising/Forming of Silver and Copper Vessels by hand 

Apprenticeship at the Jewelers Building, Boston MA 
             Hand & Machine Engraving 

Tiffany & CO Apprenticeship, Manhattan Flagship Store, NY 
             Trained as Hand Engraver under Tiffany & CO’s master engraver 

Tiffany & CO Boston retail store 
              Primary Engraver for Boston and Chestnut Hill retail location 

New England Blacksmith 
              Silver Smithing with Robert Macbernie of Newburyport, MA
             Focus on hand wrought sterling silver flatware.
Art Related Employment

2003- current         Self Employed Artist/Business Owner                        Wells,  ME

Artist and Craftsman in Hand Engraving, Coppersmithing and Silversmithing
Engraver of fine jewelry and tableware
Presentations on techniques of hand engraving
Regularly featured artist
Artwork by commission
Contracting custom designed hand engraving
Smithing high quality Hand Wrought Silver Flatware for patrons

2000-2003            Tiffany & Co.                                                  Boston,  MA

Remote Hand Engraver for Boston location
In charge of providing all hand engraving services and information to the Boston location. (family crest info excluded)
All custom designing for engraving department for the Boston location.
Presentations to sales persons and the public on hand engraving

1997-2000       Rader’s Engraving Inc.                                        Boston,  MA

Hand Engraver
Provided all hand engraving
Layout & design for a variety of signage
Job site specific sign work            

1996-1997       Art Institute of Boston                                         Boston,  MA

Print Shop


2003- current       Self Employment                                                     Wells,  ME

Although this is not formal education, I do believe that starting a business and learning to survive artistically and financially, has been some of the most valuable experiences I have ever had.

2005        Silver Smithing: Robert Macburnie                   Newburyport, MA

Focus on hand wrought sterling flatware

2002         New England Blacksmiths                                             Exeter, NH

Beginners courses in blacksmithing 

2000    Tiffany & Co.                                                                 New York, NY

Training to learn “Tiffany Style” engraving.
Engraving on any silver, gold and platinum items.
All lettering styles, custom lettering included
All monogram styles, custom requests included.
All signet ring styles.
All inside ring and bracelet styles
Custom tray and bowl layouts and engraving.   


1998            Gem City College                                                         Quincy, IL

Hand engraving in traditional techniques

1997           Haystack Mt. School                                               Deer Isl., ME

Raising and forming of copper vessels

1993-1997        The Art Institute of Boston                                 Boston,  MA

Bachelors of Fine Arts with honors
Printmaking Major with a focus on hand engraved prints and all techniques associated with non-chemical printing methods including Hand engraving, Mezzotint, Wood Engraving
Intaglio Printmaking, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture

Engraving Works of Note
     Bowl to be presented to President Jimmy Carter
         Cuff Links for President George Bush Sr.
         Cup for the Kennedy Family
         Many Trophies for many Universities most notably Harvard, Travelers Cup - PGA Tour 2011,
Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity 2010
         Adams engraving work has traveled to many places in the U.S. and a few around the world. Some works were commissioned by caring people wanting something special for their loved ones. Others were contracted through various retail locations for Large Universities, Institutions, or Organizations. All of these individuals and parties are too numerous to mention but are equally as important as any other.