Was: Is Jewelry Making an Art?
We all know the art of Rene' Lalique or Tiffany, but who knows the names of their craftsmen. The craftsmen who actually created the art. I have a book called "the Art of Faberge'" but we all know that Faberge' never made a single piece shown in the this book, perhaps there should be seperate books printed, may I suggest " the art of Michael Evamplovitch Perchin" who to my mind was one of Faberge's greatest craftsman.
I think that this is a brilliant idea. Perhaps a book introducing
us to the real craftsmen behind the famous brands. I would not know
where to begin searching for this but you, being an
insider in the industry, could find it out. These talented people
deserve recognition, and a peek into the workings of industry and the
incredible work produced can only increase interest in the work
itself. Perhaps you will not have time to write such a book before
you retire from active goldsmithing, but I do hope you will consider
Wishing all Orchidians a prosperous 2007,