Apalachicola, FL. USA
Artist and goldsmith Kristin Anderson started bending and hammering silver wire in High School. After receiving the BA in painting, she learned enameling in Norway to combine her smithing and painting interests. In 1971 she established her workshop Kristinworks while in graduate school in Madison, Wisconsin.
In 1974 she received the Master of Fine Arts in Art Metal at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She made her living showing her works at major art fairs all over the USA, in competitive exhibitions, and in several fine Galleries.
In 1985 Kristin found Apalachicola on her way to an art fair in Tampa. She sold her little house in Madison, and bought the Orman Building in downtown Apalachicola. She opened Long Dream Gallery showing the works of her many art fair friends, as well as her own works.
In 1999, Kristin sold the Orman building, moved 3.5 miles out of town to a log cabin in the woods, built a new workshop, and put up the website kristinworks.com. She continues making beautiful jewelry and small sculpture in silver, gold, enamel, and stones, and building custom pieces for many clients.
Materials: 18K Gold, Vitreous Transparent Enamel, Oregon Sunstone, Ceylon Moonstone, Diamonds
Dimensions: W 2 1/2 inches x H 2 inches
Photo credit: Micheal Athorn