A member of the Gem Cutter’s Guild of Baltimore (a man in his
mid-80’s) has just written a second book on filigree. I think
that when it is finished it will sell for $15. He took it upon
himself about six year ago to research the lost art of filigree.
He traveled to Europe and telephoned people all over the world
to track down The end result is that at the Guild
we have had classes teaching Filigree. I have been doing it for
several years but not in the fine, 0ld-fashioned way he is doing
it. The second version of his book is his incorporating
filigree into enameling. By the way, did I bother to mention
that about two years ago he decided to learn enameling and he
enrolled at Towson State to study under John Fixx to learn
I guess what they say is true - activity and stimulation keeps
If you are interested in obtaining one of his books you can
e-mail me your snail-mail address and I will be glad to pass it
on to him. I have an advance copy since he considers me the one
who will continue his filigree after he leaves this earth
(personally I think he will outlive me).
I helped his on his first version and I can say that the new one
is a better version.