Who: Gail Hefti, Metalsmith
I have been a practicing metalsmith for more than 30 years and have my BFA and an MA in Metalsmithing. I work primarily in silver and the metal I use is chased, etched or roller printed by me. All of my designs are original and one-of-a-kind. I am drawn to natural materials and like to include Turquoise, Boulder Opal and Lapis in my work. I also incorporate pearls, ancient Roman glass, bone, horn,
fresh water Biwa or Baroque pearls,
red brass and copper.
Base metal containers and rattles that I made during my graduate program.
: I love vintage and have been actively going to antique and flea markets for 40 years and filling up my house.