Amy Thrush-Dreves has always been a tinkerer. She was the kid who took objects apart, put them back together, redesigned them, and always questioned how they worked. To this day, that plays a key role in her jewelry designs. Her pendants typically function like tiny toys; kaleidoscopes, tea infusers, lights, cologne vials, lockets, vessels for small precious things. These are examples of what inspires her! After high school, Amy pursued a degree in art education at Kutztown University, and her BFA in Metals and Jewelry from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and a M.Ed in Art Education. A high school art teacher for over 25 years and an Advanced Placement Exam Reader for the National College Board for three years, Amy considers herself a lifelong learner, who rejuvenates her art skills with workshops and graduate courses. In addition to her teaching career, she has experience in museum conservation and exhibits design. She often does freelance photography for Getty Images. Amy is married to a designer, has one daughter, and enjoys gardening, cooking and travel.

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We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!