James Thurman

Rudy Reynoso

Dr. James Thurman, an associate professor of metalsmithing and jewelry in UNT’s Department of Studio Art, has been a highly active studio artist for over 25 years and is well-known for Thurmanite, a recycled paper and bio-resin composite material that he developed and trademarked. The major goal of his research and artworks is to foster creative problem-solving in everyone’s daily lives with an emphasis on environmental impact and improvement. A two-time Fulbright Specialist Scholar, he regularly exhibits and lectures internationally to further advance his research agenda. Dr. Thurman believes each of his artworks becomes a distillation of playful problem-solving, encouraging and inspiring others to open themselves to the joys of passionate creativity.