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Ms. Zornosa started her career teaching in higher education at a young age. While finishing her terminal degree at the University of North Texas she earned multiple teaching assistantships and graduate fellowships. She has experienced teaching studio art courses such as Metalsmithing, 2-D & 3-D Design and Sculpture as well as Art Appreciation for general education. 

As an artist, Ms. Zornosa has been interested in hammer forming techniques, additive fabrication processes, and alternative materials, as well as surface embellishment techniques such as enamel. She wrote an article related to this research for SNAG News in 2010 called "Acrylic Used for Nail Enhancements as a Decoration Medium for Metal Pieces."* Her work has appeared in the Lark book 500 Enameled Objects: A Celebration of Color on Metal as well as catalogs related to the 2007 and 2008 Intercollegiate Metals Exhibitions.

Ms. Zornosa blends her pedagogy with the life of a studio artist, combining her research into new decorative and structural techniques with her interest in helping students to develop their own research habits. Her current research is integrating CAD/CAM technologies into her practice while maintaining her commitment to creativity, integrity, and excellence in artistic expression.

* SNAG News 18.6 (2010): 28-34.



MFA, University of North Texas, Denton


Instructor | Dallas County Community College District                                     August 2013 – Present                  

Metalsmithing, 2-D & 3-D Design, Art Appreciation, Sculpture. Lecturer and Studio Art instructor; currently managing and maintaining Art Metals studio facilities. First class implementing a project collaboration and exhibition between metalsmithing programs from the district’s (DCCCD) colleges.

Master Metalsmith, Jewelry Designer | Bella & Chloe                                     2015-2016 | Dallas, Texas.                 

Served as a designer, master model maker, and production coordinator for the Bella & Chloe’s product line expansion in 2015 and 2016. Transformed source material from Native American and other influences into original production jewelry and other products for this nationally known brand. Collaborated on visual and functional design, developed production techniques, specified materials, oversaw quality control, and ensured that these new pieces fit became viable parts of the B&C brand.


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