Thomas Muir

Elegant Gentleman's Prosthetic Moustache

Medium/Materials: Sterling silver

Dimensions: 1.75" x 7.25" x .5"

Year: 2014

Artists Statement: 

"Elegant Gentleman's Prosthetic Moustache":  Whether you are a well-established gentleman with respectable facial hair, or an inexperienced young man with peach fuzz, or something in between, Elegant Gentleman's Prosthetic Moustache will give the wearer that certain air of savoir faire, because a confidant man is a more productive man. Works great for the ladies too!

Artist Biography:

Tom Muir is Distinguished Research Professor at Bowling Green State University, where he is head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing area in the School of Art. He received his MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, and his BFA degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Mr. Muir has lectured and taught widely, holding positions at universities and craft schools around the country. His award-winning work has been published and exhibited extensively in art, craft and design exhibitions, in which he has received 12 best of show or first place awards. Collections include the Art Institute of Chicago, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution and The White House Collection of American Crafts, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. He is the recipient of an Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artist Fellowship, Michigan Council for the Arts Fellowship, and numerous Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Awards. In 2009, Tom received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ohio Designer Craftsmen for having made a major contribution to craft in Ohio.