Krystal Gorman

Work Experience:

Spring 2018-Present

Beadworks, Philadelphia, PA
Supervisor: Abigail Wall
Job Title:    Administrative Manager
Responsibilities include:

  • Running a shop efficiently
  • Providing topnotch customer service
  • Teaching a variety of jewelry making classes from beginner to advanced

  • Consulting Customers on Jewelry Making

  • Creating Custom Jewelry Pieces

  • Repairing/repurposing jewelry brought in by guests

  • Maintaining all social media sites and websites across three stores

  • Maintaining a clean, safe and friendly workplace for guests and staff

Summer 2017-2018

North Bowl, Philadelphia, PA
Supervisor: Zackery Radtke
Job Title:    Server
Responsibilities included:

  • Waiting  tables and attending to guests in a busy, fast paced restaurant/bowling alley

  • Maintaining a clean, safe and friendly workplace

                            Summer 2016-Spring 2017

Jared’s Galleria of Jewelry, Willow Grove, PA 

Supervisor: Joseph King—Design and Service Center Manager

Job Title: Jeweler-Apprentice/Administrative Assistant

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining/Controlling nearly all orders and paperwork for busy, fully-staffed shop

  • Ensuring quality control—matching specific repair orders with finished products

  • Overseeing and coordinating return of repaired jewelry to shop of origin or customer

  • Repairing broken gold and silver rings, necklaces, pendants and bracelets

  • Polishing gold, silver and platinum jewelry

  • Sizing gold and silver rings

Winter 2015-2017

Thomas Miles’ Studios, Philadelphia, PA 

Supervisor: Thomas Miles, Founding Artist

Job Title: Sculpture Apprentice

Responsibilities include:

Collaborating with founding artist and performing work on various pieces

• Strategizing with artist and solving logistical and show/presentation-related problems (such    as mounting, structural integrity, and stability of finished projects)

• Ensuring artist complies with time deadlines for commissioned work

• Other project-specific duties as needed

Seasonal, 2015

Nordstrom, King of Prussia, PA 

Supervisor: Nicholas Gatto, Manager

Job Title: Server

Responsibilities included:

• Waiting Tables/Acting as Hostess in busy department-store café

• General customer service

Winter 2014-Graduation in 2015

The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

Supervisor: Tyler Kline

Job Title: Metal and Wood Shop Moderator

Responsibilities included:

• Acting as a shift-supervisor in both metal and wood shops

• Ensuring strict compliance with all safety protocols and shop rules

•Assisting students and professors as they learned to operate woodworking and metalworking equipment

Spring 2009-Summer 2011

Blooming Artist Studio, Philadelphia, PA 

Supervisor: Nora McCloskey

Job Title: Assistant Art Teacher

Responsibilities included:

•Assistant-teaching both art history and art techniques to children aged 5-16


​• Featured Artist—The Hamilton Hall Public Arts Initiative (HHPAI), Spring 2017

• Walter Erlebacher Memorial Award for Excellence in Figure Modeling (2015 Recipient)

• Dean’s Scholarship—The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2011-2015)

• The Larry Weiss Scholarship—The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2011-2015)

• Best Artist—Little Flower High School (2011 Recipient)


Artistic Accomplishments:

Solo Exhibitions:

2017                          Abundance of Absence, HHPAI

2015                          Filth And Foliage, The University of the Arts


Group Exhibitions:

2018                           Raw: Ovation, The Trocadero

2017                           Metal AD, The University of the Arts

2015                           5 Into 1, Moore College of Art

2015                           Senior Thesis Show, The University of the Arts

2014                           Art Unleashed, The University of the Arts

2014                           Giving It All Away, The University of the Arts

2014                           Half Baked, The University of the Arts

2014                           Senior Sculptors Works In Progress, The University of the Arts

2013                           Get Off Your Pedestal, The University of the Arts

2013                           I Know What You Did Last Summer, The University of the Arts



2014                           Haystack School of Craft



2013                            70 x 7 The Meal, Act XXXIV, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                                  “A collaboration between Mural Arts and Lucy + Jorge Orta.”



                                    Sculpture, Figurative Sculpting, Teaching, Acrylic/Oil/Watercolor, Costume                                              Designer, Drawing, Etching, Lightroom, Jewelry Repair, Jewelry Working,

                                    Illustration, Leadership, Metalsmithing, Metalworking, Molding and Casting, 

                                    Organization, Painting, Photography, Photoshop, Problem Solving, Public                                               Speaking, Rhino, Sculptris, Sewing, Welding, Woodworking, 

                                    Microsoft Word/Powerpoint/Excel