Hi, I'm George, I began making Jewelery in 1964
as a teenager on my own. I studied it in high-school and later
attended Edinboro College in Pennsylvania. I left one year before
graduation because no courses other than student teaching were left
for me to take and I was intent on setting out on my own and opening
my own jewelry shop.
I moved to San Francisco in 1969 and
found a position as a goldsmith in a shop called the Arachnid in
Berkeley where I worked until I opened my own shop in 1974.
became involved in the Bay Area art scene and entered and judged
several art shows. I attracted enough attention to gain the backing
required to open a shop on North Point Street in the Marina district
of San Francisco. The shop prospered and after three years, I was
invited to open a shop in the newly opening Pier 39 complex.
39 was originally intended as a showcase for artists who had their
workshops open to the public. The artists were to get a discounted
rate for their rents but as the complex struggled to make a profit it
was sold and expenses skyrocketed. During this time I met a wonderful
woman, Suzan who was the sister of my shop manager. I married her and
we decided to close the shop on Pier 39 and move to Truckee with our
two daughters Tami and Kristi.
Suzan has always been an artist
so it was natural for her to become a design goldsmith. She has been
very successful and has a very strong following of devoted customers
and collectors of her work.
We do a tour of select
Highland Games during the summer months where you can see us and our
work in person.
do not have a shop that is set up for walk in sales in Truckee. We
can arrange to meet customers in town to discuss projects if needed
though. The best way to see our work is to visit us at one of the
Scottish Highland games where we show our work .
include The Sacramento games in Woodland the end of April, The Costa
Mesa games the end of May, The San Diego Games in Vista near the end
of June, The Seattle games the end of July, the San Francisco games
in Pleasanton the first weekend of September, and the Longs Peak
games in Estes Park the second weekend of September.
with customers from all over, and send our creations to most of the
world. As long as we can communicate, work out payment, and
shipping; we are good.
prefer to ship via USPS. We send pieces registered or with tracking
and insurance. Prices vary depending on the size weight and value of
the item we ship; but we do our best to keep shipping costs
reasonable.,, If you are an international customer please check
into what fees will be added to the price of your purchase as well
as limits on the amount we can insure your piece for.
George & Suzan
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