Lilith Nielander

 Lilith Nielander


First-Year Adviser


Studio Art

Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design

East Hall 164


Lilith Nielander has taught for over 16 years at Appalachian State University in the Foundations and Metals/Jewelry programs. Her current position of Senior Lecturer includes advising for the Department of Art.

Lilith received her BFA and MFA from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Trained as a Jeweler/Metalsmith her work ranges from intricate jewelry to small scale sculpture. She utilizes numerous metalsmithing techniques and materials, which can be seen in her series “Roadkill Armor for Animals”. Lilith has a long-standing association with Penland School of Crafts where she received much of her technical training. She has worked at Penland School in numerous positions including Core Student, Studio Assistant, Studio coordinator and Instructor.

Lilith lives in Spruce Pine with her husband Joe Nielander, glass artist, and son Duncan. She supports community Arts programs and has served as a board member and President of the Toe River Arts Council, which strives to promote the Arts in the surrounding area.

Lilith maintains a private studio practice and her work can be found in private and Museum collections.