Toni Lesser Wolf
Sculptor, jeweler, teacher, pioneer in large-scale studio metal casting, Byron Wilson has just turned 73 years-of-age. He is a fascinating...
Ed Levin: 40 Years of Craft Jewelry
It is only within the past two decades that craft jewelry has become big business. From a marketing viewpoint, the...
Claire Falkenstein: Never-Ending Universe
Claire Falkenstein is a master of linear metal sculpture. Hers is not an art of solid form, as relating to...
Paul A. Lobel: Innovator of Mid-Century Design
The accomplishments of Paul A. Lobel, industrial designer, metalsmith, sculptor and cartoonist/illustrator, may be viewed as the quintessential American success...
William Spratling: Creator of Modern Taxco Silver
For the past 60 years, tourists visiting Mexico have sought distinctive silver jewelry and holloware, crafted by native artisans. Although...
Betty Cooke: Total Design in Jewelry
In the Spring 1959 issue of Craft Horizons, entitled "U.S. Crafts in This Industrial Society," Editor Rose Slivka divides the...
Peter Macchiarini: A Modern Bohemian
An article in the February 19, 1982 issues of the San Francisco Chronicle ironically suggests that "No body of water,...
Ed Wiener: Arts and Ends
Ed Wiener exemplifies the studio jewelry artist of the late 1940s and 50s. The first time we met, this fascinating...
Art Smith: Goldsmith and Silversmith
In a promotional flyer from the early 1950s. Art Smith offered a "fanciful ring of space, silver and gold." The...
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