Cynthia Eid's hammered metalwork has won awards for creativity and design, featured in many publications, and exhibited extensively. Eid's sculptural jewelry and hollowware is primarily done in Argentium Silver and formed through the creative use of hammers and/or a hydraulic press Currently an independent metalsmith and educator, she is a Jeweler and Silversmith based in Massachusetts USA, teaching weekly classes at Metalwerx and the De Cordova Museum School, and workshops and short courses all over the USA. Previously, she has worked as a designer/maker in goldsmith galleries, and as modelmaker/supervisor in a gold jewelry factory. Cynthia earned her Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing and Jewellery Design from Indiana University in 1980 and has a B.S. in Art Education.
Whether using hammers and stakes or a hydraulic press, Cynthia’s sculptural jewelry and hollowware shows her focus on exploring the fluidity with which metal can be moved, formed, and joined. Cynthia co-authored the book Creative Metal Forming with Betty Helen Longhi. Having worked with Argentium Silver since 1999, Eid’s participation in the development of AS has brought her recognition as a Pioneer by Argentium International, Ltd. Cynthia enjoys helping to develop tools for jewelers and metalsmiths, working with Knew Concepts and Bonny Doon, as well as with Betty Helen Longhi and Brian Meek to develop a set of 4 anticlastic stakes.