“The journey to the final object must be worthy of the result.”
Post-conceptual artist, educator, and author, Victoria Lansford creates 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 nearly lost, old world metalsmithing techniques, including high relief Eastern repoussé, Russian filigree, chain making, andgranulation, and paved the way for metalsmiths to rediscover the variations from other cultures.
Victoria’s award winning work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and publications, including The Crafts National, Radical Alchemy, Metal Inclinations 2, CraftForms,in the Lark 500 book series, Metalsmith and Jewelry Artist magazines, 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, Atlanta from 1997-2004 and was an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee.
Her own instructional publications in the series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including Russian Filigree (DVD, 2006), Rings (DVD, 2008), All Chained Up (paperback, 2008), and Eastern Repoussé and Chasing (DVD, 2009) and her application, iMakeJewelry for the Apple iPhone™ have sold throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.
Victoria earned her Bachelor of Arts in jewelry design and silversmithing at Georgia State University in 1993 where she studied with Richard Mafong and Gia Gogishvilli. Her artwork is in private collections around the world and is available in art galleries around the United States and through this website. She creates and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Previous Classes: All Chained Up and Clasped Together, High Relief Eastern Chasing and Repousse, Russian Filigree
I specialize in ancient metalsmithing and illumination techniques for contemporary wearable, functional, and sculptural artwork. I have an absolute passion for process equal to my love of excellent design. The journey to the final object must be worthy of the result. For me, this journey is the converting of rapidly passing time into beautifully, painstakingly intricate objects of mystery and contemplation. My techniques are laborious and intensive, demanding deep knowledge and acute skill, which counter society’s impulse for immediacy. My relentless need for progress and to make a difference in the world push me to use time, process, and materials in groundbreaking ways to create heirlooms for the future.