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Metalsmith Benchtalk with Paula Crevoshay

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My Guest this Thursday, July 18th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is award-winning artist and jeweler Paula Crevoshay.
About: Paula Crevoshay has attracted award-winning attention from the beginning of her career. She graduated with honors from VCU in Richmond Virginia and won a full scholarship to the University of Wisconsin where she earned her Master of Arts degree in 1977. Marrying the Fulbright Scholar, George Crevoshay, in 1978 she moved to India for three years and was given two one woman shows of her paintings and sculptures. The British Council of the Arts collected several of these works.
Having been inspired by the antiquity of Asia, She returned to America in 1981 where she launched her first collection of one-of-a-kind art jewels. Her awards and achievements took her, as a jeweler, very quickly to the fore front of modern design. Combining the disciplines of fine art, gemology and history with jewelry making transformed Crevoshay into a fresh, unique talent. In recent years she has gained renown as one of the leading designers of our time. Her work has been shown at such museums as the Smithsonian and the Carnegie, among others, as an exemplar of the very best, and it can be found in many important public and private collections.
In our age of mass production and the prevalence of the lowest common dominator, where many are seeking the next "hot" trend, it is refreshing to meet the rare talent who is consistently dedicated to the highest ideals of quality and excellence in their art. Paula Crevoshay is such a light and has been compared to Lalique and Faberge. She is among the best of our generation.
For more information on Paula, visit: http://www.crevoshay.com.