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
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
Provided all hand engraving
Layout & design for a variety of signage
Job site specific sign work
1996-1997 Art Institute of Boston Boston, MA
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 CarterCuff Links for President George Bush Sr.Cup for the Kennedy FamilyMany Trophies for many Universities most notably Harvard, Travelers Cup - PGA Tour 2011,
Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity 2010Adams 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.