HMS Metals

Heather Schramm

My journey in metalsmithing began while I was working on my bachelor’s degree in archaeology at Coastal Carolina University. After graduating, I started working at a small silver studio located in Glen Echo Park outside of Washington D.C. Since I’ve been working at SilverWorks, I have held many titles including resident artist, studio monitor, and instructor.

The process of concept development and design gives me an opportunity to think through the fabrication of each individual work. Some of my favorite techniques include cold forging and intricate saw work.

Personal experiences coupled with underlying societal concerns inspire my small metal sculpture work. This allows the viewer to begin to understand how things such as archaeological and historical conservation actually impact future generations. Finally, my jewelry challenges me to work on a much smaller scale while considering how the person will interact with each piece. 



BA: Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
Coastal Carolina University - Conway, South Carolina


  • Studio Assistant:                             January 2016 to August 2018             Frederick Community College   - Frederick, MD

  • Instructor/ Studio Monitor:          03/2015 to Current           SilverWorks   -   Glen Echo, MD

  • Studio Monitor:                             August 2014 to December 2014     Coastal Carolina University, Sculpture Studio, Conway, SC


  • CraftHiltonHead2018,                              Art League of Hilton Head, Hilton Head, SC                          December 2018

  • Silver Linings,                              SilverWorks, Glen Echo Park, Bethesda, MD                          July 2018

  • Romancing the Stone,                     SilverWorks, Glen Echo Park, Bethesda, MD                          June 2017

  • Ex Post Facto Metallicus,        SilverWorks, Glen Echo Park, Bethesda, MD                            July 2016

  • Little Pee Dee Regional Art Competition, Florence County Museum, Florence, SC January - March 2015