Faculty Profile

James Thurman

James Thurman

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Studio Art
College
College of Visual Arts and Design

    

Education

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2000.
Major: Metalsmithing:Electives: 3D Design, Ceramics
Certificate, Machine Shop Technologies Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996.
Major: Machinist
BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1993.
Major: Major: Sculpture,Minor: Graphic Design

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ASTU 4010.020, Professional Practices for the Studio Artist, Spring 2022
ASTU 5001.503, Praxis: Rotating Topics, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ART 4450.712, Professional Internship, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ASTU 4010.020, Professional Practices for the Studio Artist, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ASTU 3000.020, Interdisciplinary: Rotating Topics, Summer 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 4010.020, Professional Practices for the Studio Artist, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus
ASTU 5000.501, Topics in Studio Art, Summer 2021 Syllabus
ASTU 5020.712, MFA Project in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2021 Syllabus
ASTU 4010.001, Professional Practices for the Studio Artist, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2021
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2021
ASTU 5015.712, MFA Project In Lieu of Thesis Research, Fall 2020 Syllabus
ASTU 4010.501, Professional Practices for the Studio Artist, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2020 Syllabus
ASTU 5045.501, Digital Fabrication, Summer 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 4045.501, Digital Fabrication for Art Majors, Summer 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 5020.712, MFA Project Exhibition, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ASTU 4010.001, Professional Practices for the Studio Artist, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ASTU 4400.501, Senior Metalsmithing and Jewelry Studio, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ART 5910.712, Special Problems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ASTU 5015.712, MFA Project Research, Fall 2019 Syllabus
ASTU 5001.503, Praxis: Rotating Topics, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 4010.502, Professional Practices for the Studio Artist, Fall 2019 Syllabus
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2019 Syllabus
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2019 Syllabus
ASTU 4045.501, Summer Sum 2019 SPOT
ASTU 5045.501, Summer Sum 2019 SPOT
ASTU 5045.501, Digital Fabrication, Summer 2019 Syllabus
ASTU 5045.900, Digital Fabrication, Summer 2019 Syllabus
ASTU 4045.501, Digital Fabrication for Art Majors, Summer 2019 Syllabus
ASTU 4045.900, Digital Fabrication for Art Majors, Summer 2019 Syllabus
ART 1450.001, Design II, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2019 Syllabus
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2019
ASTU 4151.501, Advanced Metalsmithing & Jewelry Studio II, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 3160.501, Intermediate Metalsmithing & Jewelry : Adornment, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 5020.712, MFA Exhibition, Fall 2018
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2018
ASTU 5045.501, Digital Fabrication, Summer 2018 SPOT
ASTU 4045.501, Digital Fabrication for Art Majors, Summer 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 5015.712, Creative Project, Spring 2018
ART 1450.001, Design II, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 4150.501, Advanced Metalsmithing & Jewelry Studio I, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 4152.501, Advanced Metalsmithing & Jewelry Studio III, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1450.001, Design II, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2017
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2017
ASTU 5045.501, Digital Fabrication, Summer 2017 SPOT
ASTU 4045.501, Digital Fabrication for Art Majors, Summer 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Summer 2017
ART 1450.001, Design II, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1450.502, Design II, Spring 2017 SPOT
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2017 Syllabus
ASTU 5045.001, Digital Fabrication, Summer 2016 SPOT
ASTU 5045.002, Digital Fabrication, Summer 2016 SPOT
ASTU 4045.001, Digital Fabrication for Art Majors, Summer 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1450.001, Design II, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1450.502, Design II, Spring 2016 SPOT
ART 1450.001, Design II, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1450.502, Design II, Fall 2015 SPOT
ART 4450.712, Professional Internship, Fall 2015
ASTU 5000.001, Topics in Studio Art, Summer 2015 SPOT
ASTU 4000.001, Topics in Studio Practice, Summer 2015 SPOT
ART 1450.001, Design II, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2015
ASTU 4151.501, Advanced Metalsmithing & Jewelry Studio II, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ART 1450.001, Design II, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2014
ASTU 5000.001, Topics in Studio Art, Summer 2014
ASTU 4000.001, Topics in Studio Practice, Summer 2014
ART 1450.001, Design II, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ASTU 3165.501, Intermediate Metalsmithing & Jewelry : Technology, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2014
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2014
ART 1450.001, Design II, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ART 5700.001, Seminar in University Art Teaching, Fall 2013
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2013
ASTU 5000.001, Topics in Studio Art, Summer 2013
ASTU 4000.001, Topics in Studio Practice, Summer 2013
ART 1450.001, Design II, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ASTU 2150.501, Metalsmithing and Jewelry I, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2013
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2013
ART 1450.001, Design II, Fall 2012
ASTU 3165.501, Intermediate Metalsmithing & Jewelry : Technology, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2012
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Summer 2012
ASTU 5000.501, Topics in Studio Art, Summer 2012
ASTU 4000.501, Topics in Studio Practice, Summer 2012
ART 1450.001, Design II, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ASTU 2150.501, Metalsmithing and Jewelry I, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2012
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2012
ART 1450.001, Design II, Fall 2011 Syllabus
ASTU 3165.501, Intermediate Metalsmithing & Jewelry : Technology, Fall 2011 Syllabus
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2011
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2011
ASTU 5150.501, Jewelry and Metalworking Studio, Summer 5W1 2011
ASTU 2150.501, Metalsmithing and Jewelry I, Summer 5W1 2011
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
ART 1450.001, Design II, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ASTU 2150.501, Metalsmithing and Jewelry I, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2011
ART 1450.001, Design II, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ASTU 4150.501, Metalsmithing and Jewelry Studio, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ART 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2010
ART 4910.712, Special Problems, Fall 2010
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2010
ASTU 5015.712, Creative Project, Summer 5W1 2010
ASTU 5150.501, Jewelry and Metalworking Studio, Summer 5W1 2010
ASTU 2150.501, Metalsmithing and Jewelry I, Summer 5W1 2010
ART 5900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
ART 1450.001, Design II, Spring 2010 Syllabus
ART 1450.503, Design II, Spring 2010
ART 1450.001, Design II, Fall 2009
ART 5700.001, Seminar in University Art Teaching, Fall 2009
ART 1450.501, Design II, Summer 5W2 2009

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Thurman, J., Busse, M., Ju, J., Mun, J. (2015). Multilevel Metal Flow-Fill Analysis for a Centrifugal Casting-Based Indirect Additive Manufacturing of Lattice Structures. International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition.
Thurman, J. (2014).
Book
Thurman, J. (2017). CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process. 59.
Thurman, J. (2016). Art Jewelry Today 4. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd..
Thurman, J. (2016). I.M.A.G.I.N.E. PEACE NOW: The Innovative Merger of Art and Guns to Inspire New Expressions of Peace Now. 67. Boris Bally.
Thurman, J. (2011). Art Jewelry Today 3.
Thurman, J. (2011). Humor in Craft.
Thurman, J. (2010). Editor, Tech Text: A Compilation of SNAG Technical Articles 1965-2010.
Book Chapter
Thurman, J. (2019). Layers of Memories. 1x1: A Legacy of Craft, Community, and Art in Wood. 170, . Minneapolis, Minnesota: Wonderfull Design.
Thurman, J. (2018). Recommended Activities for Initiating Critiques. CRITS: A Student Manual. 188. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts.
Thurman, J. (2016). Thurmanite Set Screw Pin Finding. Handouts from the 21st Century.
Thurman, J. (2015). 2 Layered Synergy pins, Thurmanite® bangles, $Rings, Value of Liberty brooch, and Thurmanite® pebble collection. Green Product Book No. 2.
Journal Article
Thurman, J., Lewis, T. E. (2019). Tinkering and Hacking With Objects in the Art Classroom. Art Education Journal. Taylor & Francis (The Official Journal of the National Art Education Association).
Turner, E., Carl, M., Young, M. L., Thurman, J. (2015). Laser Engraved Enamel.
Thurman, J. (2013).
Magazine/Trade Publication
Thurman, J. (2014).
Thurman, J. (2014).
Thurman, J. (2013).
Thurman, J. (2011). "Mold-making & Resin Casting for Jewelry Making," SNAG News.
Thurman, J. (2011). "Paper Lamination," American Woodturner magazine.
Technical Report
Thurman, J. (2015). Metal Millefiori. Society of North American Goldsmiths.
Textbook
Thurman, J. (2010). My Nelson Literacy (8th grade texbook).
Webpage
Thurman, J. (2019). Wearable Pewter. https://klimt02.net/events/exhibitions/wearable-pewter-alliages?fbclid=IwAR0ZpZt3pcvseV5_hEvy-bCFEjUyfoa0Y1qV-NagtzI8gBgcto7ef2nIQPA

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Thurman, J., "Design and Production of Metal Spinning Tools," Sponsored by Department of Studio Art, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (20202021).
Thurman, J., "Pewter Incorporation into Studio Practice," Sponsored by Department of Studio Art, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (20192020).
Thurman, J., "Scholarly and Creative Activity Award," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20182019).
Thurman, J. (Co-Principal), ""Identification and mentoring of potential faculty Fulbright applicants."," Sponsored by Fulbright Mentoring Group (with Dr. Ted Farris), University of North Texas Office of the Provost, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20122018).
Thurman, J., "Studio Production of Thurmanite," Sponsored by Department of Studio Art, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (20162017).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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