M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
B.S. Art Education, State University College at Buffalo, New York
Baldridge has a B.S. degree in art education from State University College at Buffalo and a M.F.A. degree in metalsmithing and jewelry from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He taught two years at the University of Evansville, before coming to Longwood in 1972 where he teaches jewelry, two and three dimensional design, wood, jewelry and stained glass classes. He has a strong interest in design and states all media is simply used to create designs, whether it be in paint and canvas, or gold and precious stones. He says his biggest work of art is his house and grounds, which continues to evolve as an example of his teaching and design philosophies.