Wyatt NP is a metalsmith, enamelist and leather worker currently living and working out of rural NJ. He graduated from Tyler School of Art with a BFA in Metals Jewelry and CAD CAM in 2021. His work has recently been featured in the Enamelist Society’s show Alchemy6, The Metal Museum’s exhibition We are Here and the most recent Issue of Society of North American Goldsmith’s Magazine focusing on queer metalsmiths. His work will be traveling to Fort Worth TX for a Bolo Tie exhibition this summer. NP grew up in a small rural town working with horses his whole life. Since graduating he has been working on several farms and ranches focusing on horsemanship and land stewardship, in addition to continuing his practice in his home studio. The culture of both farming and agriculture heavily impact the kind of work he makes in his practice. NP creates much of his work in the form of champlevé enameled belt buckles; a type of body adornment tied to both rural identity and masculine normativity. One of his main passions is agriculture and the perseverance of farmers over generations as the land, climate and people change. He hopes to convey this sentiment in his work while providing visibility for LGBT farmers, metalsmiths and craftspeople. He’s very excited to return to Peters Valley this summer and to work alongside other jewelers and makers as the Fine Metals Artist Fellow this Year!