James B. Bove


Department of Humanities


Professor Bové has been a teaching at California university since 2005.He currently teaches jewelry, surface design, 3D design, sculpture and art history at Cal U.


Bové is an internationally award-winning artist who has served on the board of directors for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and is currently serving on the board of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, one of the nation’s oldest and most recognized arts and crafts institutions.


Bové has organized and curated several national and international exhibitions in order to promote the field of art jewelry. Jim’s artwork has been featured in Metalsmith and American Craft magazines, as well as in multiple art jewelry books. He has contributed technical articles on jewelry making to magazines, books and for online instruction. His knowledge in the jewelry and metalsmithing field led to him being hired to create the glossary for the award-winning book, Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanities’ Most Transformational Process.


In 2019 Bové attended an artist residency in the far Arctic Circle where he created site-specific art and gathered visual resources through drawing and photography for his new body of artwork inspired by the expedition.

  • B.F.A.: West Chester University
  • K-12 Teaching Certification: Edinboro University
  • M.F.A.: Edinboro University

Email: bove@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-5761

Office: Coover Hall Room 007