Tony fuses gold and silver in his jewelry. He mainly uses 18k, 22k gold and sterling silver. The fusing technique creates a beautiful organic texture as well as a beautiful contrast of colors. Tony is very excited to teach more jewelry making and metalsmithing classes at the AhHaa School in Telluride. He is currently taking jewelry and metals related classes and workshops in order to diversify his offerings. "I truly look forward to learning more myself and passing this on to students".
This month, Tony created a specific piece of jewelry for the Telluride Arts District. This piece is a silver representation of a beautiful window in the Transfer Warehouse that overlooks Mount Emma to the north.
We asked Tony to answer some questions:
First job? Usher at a movie theater. Does this job still exist?
Time of Day? Morning, between 6:00 and 7:00 am.
Musician? I own guitars and play them although I don't consider myself a musician yet.
Trip? Yes, I followed the Grateful Dead for ten years.
Telluride Tradition? Blues and Brews, it's a family thing.
Mountain? Alpine glow.
Concert? Rush 1984, from that point I was hooked on live music.
Food? I love food. Always cook for yourself, family and friends any chance you get.
Project you’ve worked on? Re building some of the structures near Alta lakes sometime in the 90's.
Motto? I love the life I live and I'm gonna live the life I love.