John & Linda Whitney
John & Linda Whitney: Since 1970, John and Linda have been using the traditional methods of metalsmithing from classical training at the University of Kansas to present their own interpretations of objects of adornment. Whether it is a bold, forged link necklace or an intricate pair of musician earrings, their work carries an integrity to the elements of design that the metals demand. The techniques of forging, soldering, texturing, casting, welding, cold connection, corrugating, and fold forming are used to reveal the desired personality of each piece.
They use red brass, nickel silver, bronze, copper, fine silver, and sterling silver. The final pieces often include polymer clay, nano ceramic coating, semi-precious stones, leather cords, and chains to become magical adornments that are treasured by their owners.
Linda and John are inspired by their cumulative life journeys and the artisans who have preceded them. Their work can be found in fine craft galleries, shops, boutiques and museum shops throughout the United States.