High-Relief Eastern Repoussé and Chasing
For more than 28 years a post-conceptual artist, educator, and author, Victoria Lansford has created one-of-a-kind wearable sculpture and art objects that evoke the mystery and splendor of ancient masters yet are infused with her own provocative vision.
Through her artwork, publications, workshops, and passion for creating, Victoria has generated an international revival of metalsmithing techniques on the brink of being lost forever, including Russian filigree and Eastern repoussé, and has paved the way for metalsmiths to rediscover the variations from other cultures.
Her award-winning artwork ranges in scale from wearable art jewelry and hand-illuminated artist books to architectural metal installations for one of the world's largest super-yachts. Her art has been widely exhibited in places such as the Museum of Contemporary Craft, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Wayne Arts Center, the Mulvane Art Museum, the von Liebig Art Center, the Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Georgia Museum. It has also been shown in numerous publications, including the Lark 500 book series, Metalsmith and Jewelry Artist magazines, Repousse and Chasing (Brynmorgan Press), On Body and Soul: Contemporary Amulets to Armor (Schiffer Publishing) and on Home and Garden Television. She created the metals program and served as head of the Metalsmithing Department at Spruill Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1997–2004, as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee, and as a Saul Bell Design Award finalist judge.
Victoria’s internationally acclaimed instructional DVD and book series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, featuring the titles Russian Filigree, Rings, All Chained Up, Eastern Repoussé and Chasing, as well as her iPhone™ app, “iMakeJewelry” have sold throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Victoria lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
An enthusiastic and accomplished teacher of metalsmithing skills, Victoria loves that moment when “someone shows me what they've been working on in class, and everything has come together into something extraordinary. I just look at the piece in awe and realize that I had a part in its incarnation. In that moment, all the endless preparation to teach and the challenges of 21st century travel are eclipsed by this wonderful tangible object that now exists for and by someone else.”
Find out more about Victoria by visiting her website. victorialansford.com