John A. Hasseler
An attention to detail, a love of color and the feel of texture. For those familiar with the jewelry design of
John A. Hasseler this is instantly recognizable in his work. With no two pieces of his work exactly alike, John’s unique designs offer the wearer a way to express themselves as individuals in a mass produced world.
In the nearly 30 years that John has been a master goldsmith, silversmith and designer of wearable jewelry art, he has had the pleasure to have designed pieces for clientele from across the globe. Including Queen Nor of Jordan and King Abdullah bin Abdulaz of The United Arab Emirates.
"The creation of jewelry and metal art appeals to my instinctive desire for balance. A successful piece comes from a careful relationship between specialized tools, malleable metal, and the hands that bring the two together.
"Jewelry artist Susan Panciera began working with precious metals in 1987. She creates her jewelry in her studio in Saint Peter, MN, where she hand-crafts each piece using traditional goldsmithing and fabrication techniques
I love how the simplicity of a clean, uncluttered image feels to me when I ﬁrst lay my eyes on it. That feeling guides my design work. A ﬁnished piece must invoke that visual pleasure before I include it in my line. My pieces tend to lack sharp angles, edges or perfect symmetry. All are hand crafted with the warmth of brushed sterling silver and a glow of color from a subtly placed gemstone. My intent is a personal, elegant and unpretentious accent for the wearer.
I live and work in south Minneapolis designing and making jewelry since 1986. Metalsmithing became a full time endeavor in 1997 as a second career trading the corporate cube for the wonderful tactile world of torches, saws and hand tools.
I am a traditional jewelry metal artist based in the Twin Cities. I began metalsmithing in November 2007 and in February 2009 started my own business Kerri Norman Jewelry.
My Designs are heavily influenced by the texture, pattern & color found in natural objects, stones & faceted gems. The use of mixed metals is a favorite as it adds extra interest, warmth & dimension to a piece, while also providing visual and physical texture.
Characteristic of my working method is the use of themes. Typically I'll play with one untill I've used up my ideas and then will move on to another theme that's been in my mind. As a result my work is constantly developing, hopefully never sitting in one place for too long.
I am moved and inspired by fine metal, gem stones and life experience. I believe that negative space is just as important as positive and attention to detail makes the difference between good and excellent. I consider the human form my canvas in creations my own category and definitive style.
In 1988 I worked for a costume jewelry company in Minneapolis. Four years later I went to Minneapolis Technical College for Jewelry Manufacturing and Design. I moved to Breckenridge, Colorado in 1994 and started working as a goldsmith for Kristina Gold Jewelry Design; in which I received experience in the world of gold, high-end gem stones and unusual settings. After 5 years in Colorado and having long desired to create my own jewelry line, I moved on. In the year 2000 I landed in Portland, Oregon to do just that. Since then I have been testing the market, increasing my metalsmithing skills and expanding my ever evolving range of unique designs.
ANN MADLAND is a collection of refined style; classically informed cutting edge work embodying urban style and my sculptural aesthetic.
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