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Marquette, Michigan. USA
Hi, I am a retired teacher new to metal smithing and loving it!!!
Salisbury, MA. USA
I began working at a New England silver company in 1966. I started as
an apprentice silversmith, became a 1st class silversmith, became an
apprentice chaser, and then a 1st class chaser, went to the tool and
die area as an apprentice die maker, and eventually became a master
die maker. After all of that experience in the factory, I went into
the design area as a model maker, and after a few years, a designer.
I have been a designer since 1981 and am still employed as one.
I have held on with silver for over 20 years and even a little bit
of rough forgin. I have also studied the metal and design for various
gold- and silversmiths in Stockholm, Sweden. And now I am working
with silver clay, bronze clay, brass, akrulglas in combination with
By Stonehaven, UK
I’m taking evening classes in jewellery design and making at our
local art school. Last year I did wax carving and started stone
setting and I will be taking those courses again from October, since
I now own my own wax mountain.
My work tends towards the robust, not least because I enjoy hitting
metal with hammers and because if I try something more delicate,
there’s a one in six chance I will melt it to oblivion. That’s why I
like working with wax as it’s easier to rework when it goes wrong.
I have a small workshop at home and a weakness for buying tools,
equipment and materials. One day, the finished pieces will look as
good as they do when they are just ideas in my head.
Other than that, I have my own business in marketing, PR and
journalism and live with my partner and our dog on a cliff
overlooking the ocean.
Greenville, NC. USA
I am an artist living in Greenville, NC. Currently I am an ad-junct
professor at Pitt Community College teaching metalsmithing and