Joshua Kosker is a contemporary artist/jeweler and educator, whose research fuses traditional craft practices with experimental materials and processes. Drawing from unexpected, commonly found, and often impermanent materials, his work explores concepts of time, place, materiality, object and the body. Kosker exhibits nationally and internationally, and his work has recently been published in several books, including New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewelry Designs, To The Point: Pin Mechanisms and Brooch Back Design, and Narrative Jewelry: Tales from the Toolbox. He was the recipient of the Ethical Metalsmiths Emerging Artist Award in 2014, and has been awarded residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Raised in Western Pennsylvania, Kosker earned his MFA from Bowling Green State University, and his BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently he is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.