Professor Norman Cherry was formerly pro-vice-chancellor, arts, at the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom.Currently he practises as an independent artist, curator, and consultant. He is an internationally recognised expert in the field of jewellery, prior to his appointment at Lincoln in 2008, he was Head of the renowned Birmingham School of Jewellery.
His work has been exhibited extensively internationally and many of his pieces are held in private and public collections throughout the world. One of his medals is held by the British Museum in their Contemporary Collection. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and has undertaken consultancies in several countries, including Brazil, South Africa, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, and Jordan. He is also a Visiting Professor at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia
His particular research interests include: the application of textiles techniques to metals, surface patination, and extreme body modification.