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A modern day

Alchemist

Where do ideas come from?

I am obsessed with converting time into beautifully intricate objects of mystery and contemplation. Though I specialize in ancient metalsmithing and illumination techniques, ideas synthesize through my brain at such a dizzying rate it is impossible that only one kind of art should come out of me.

My processes are laborious and intensive, demanding deep knowledge and acute skill, which counter today's impulse for immediacy. My relentless need for progress and to make a difference in the world push me to use these processes in groundbreaking ways to create treasures for the future.

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Ancient techniques in contemporary art

One of a kind artwork

Victoria crates one of a kind, award winning artwork ranging in scale from wearable art jewelry and hand illuminated artist books to bespoke architectural metal installations for one of the world's largest super yachts.

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Tools, videos, books, and Apps for Metalsmiths

Victoria’s unique tools and supplies for Russian Filigree and Eastern Repousse, her internationally acclaimed instructional video and book series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, and her iPhone™ app, iMakeJewelry have sold throughout the world and set the standard for distance learning in fine craft.

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Victoria teaches specialized metalsmithing workshops at schools, universities, guilds, and art centers around the world. She has generated an international revival of nearly lost metalsmithing techniques and paved the way for metalsmiths to rediscover them.

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Stuart Griffiths

The quality of your production is really top class, you should be rightly proud of such a fantastic project; That is just the production, which is, in my opinion head and shoulders above any other informative craft DVD I have ever seen.

Jewellery Making Cornwall, United Kingdom
Victoria lansford
2017-11-06T17:44:49+00:00
The quality of your production is really top class, you should be rightly proud of such a fantastic project; That is just the production, which is, in my opinion head and shoulders above any other informative craft DVD I have ever seen. Jewellery Making Cornwall, United Kingdom

Dolores Lewis

I wish to compliment you on the wonderful DVD you and your production crew produced to introduce your method, knowledge, and vision for Russian Filigree. The DVD demonstrates, so honestly, your dedication, skill and techniques that you have given to master this artful jewelry. You hold back nothing and give so much. This is the best teaching DVD that I have purchased in a long time. Thank you once more for the opportunity to learn from you.
Cordially,
Dolores Lewis
Dean Emeritus Moore College of Art

Victoria lansford
2017-11-06T17:52:13+00:00
I wish to compliment you on the wonderful DVD you and your production crew produced to introduce your method, knowledge, and vision for Russian Filigree. The DVD demonstrates, so honestly, your dedication, skill and techniques that you have given to master this artful jewelry. You hold back nothing and give so much. This is the best teaching DVD that I have purchased in a long time. Thank you once more for the opportunity to learn from you. Cordially, Dolores Lewis Dean Emeritus Moore College of Art

Al Boyers

Victoria teaches techniques used for millennia to create many of the great works of art one can see in museums. Though these techniques had fallen into disuse due to their labor intensive nature, Victoria has found many tricks that streamline and improve the processes, and she uses them to make strikingly contemporary pieces rooted in the ancient world.

One will never go into a hardware store with the same mind set again. Students are given a series of challenges and opportunities to grow their own inner voices and are encouraged to create works unique to them, at their levels of ability.

The number of places one can learn these skills in the US can be counted conveniently on one's thumbs. In Japan, Victoria would be considered a national treasure, and she would be funded to pass these skills on to the next generation.

Al Boyers, Metalsmith
Victoria lansford
2017-11-06T18:06:31+00:00
Victoria teaches techniques used for millennia to create many of the great works of art one can see in museums. Though these techniques had fallen into disuse due to their labor intensive nature, Victoria has found many tricks that streamline and improve the processes, and she uses them to make strikingly contemporary pieces rooted in the ancient world. One will never go into a hardware store with the same mind set again. Students are given a series of challenges and opportunities to grow their own inner voices and are encouraged to create works unique to them, at their levels of ability. The number of places one can learn these skills in the US can be counted conveniently on one's thumbs. In Japan, Victoria would be considered a national treasure, and she would be funded to pass these skills on to the next generation. Al Boyers, Metalsmith

Alexandria Reyes

No painting, song, or sculpture had ever moved me like your art did. It's beyond beautiful, I cannot describe my feelings. Each piece is so organic, they look alive. Each one left me with different feelings, mostly: wonder, amazement, happiness, and curiosity. Some even a soft anger or loss. But each one left me emotionally rolled. You're work is....life changing. I've finally heard the thundering beacon of what I want for my future. And that is to someday be as an amazing of an artist as you.

I thank you so much for what you do.

Alexandria Reyes
Phoenix, AZ
Victoria lansford
2017-11-06T18:30:18+00:00
No painting, song, or sculpture had ever moved me like your art did. It's beyond beautiful, I cannot describe my feelings. Each piece is so organic, they look alive. Each one left me with different feelings, mostly: wonder, amazement, happiness, and curiosity. Some even a soft anger or loss. But each one left me emotionally rolled. You're work is....life changing. I've finally heard the thundering beacon of what I want for my future. And that is to someday be as an amazing of an artist as you. I thank you so much for what you do. Alexandria Reyes Phoenix, AZ

2Roses

As members of the Board for the Metal Arts Society of Southern California we have had the opportunity to work with some of the very best teaching artists in the U.S. Without reservation, Victoria Lansford is among them.

Her workshops are presented in a clear and engaging manner that is both highly informative and entertaining. As students, our skill-set was dramatically improved during the course of a workshop. We were able to put the techniques we learned to immediate use, and made the cost of the workshop back on the first piece we sold.

2Roses
Victoria lansford
2017-11-06T18:04:59+00:00
As members of the Board for the Metal Arts Society of Southern California we have had the opportunity to work with some of the very best teaching artists in the U.S. Without reservation, Victoria Lansford is among them. Her workshops are presented in a clear and engaging manner that is both highly informative and entertaining. As students, our skill-set was dramatically improved during the course of a workshop. We were able to put the techniques we learned to immediate use, and made the cost of the workshop back on the first piece we sold. 2Roses

Patti D’Arbanville

I just spent the most wonderful week-end with one of the best teachers that I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. Victoria is a true artist and shares her gift teaching with patience, passion, good humor, and enthusiasm...she has an infectious laugh, and you can't help laughing with her while she encourages you to achieve levels of skill that you didn't know you had. 11 other jewelry students and myself came into her workshop on Saturday having never picked up a hammer to do repousse ever before and all learned more from her in this one weekend than we thought possible. She spent time with each of us, pointing out better ways to solve whatever problems that we were having pushing the metal around to make it do our bidding. Victoria, I can't wait until you come back to us!

Patti D'Arbanville
Artist, Actress
Victoria lansford
2017-11-06T18:03:04+00:00
I just spent the most wonderful week-end with one of the best teachers that I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. Victoria is a true artist and shares her gift teaching with patience, passion, good humor, and enthusiasm...she has an infectious laugh, and you can't help laughing with her while she encourages you to achieve levels of skill that you didn't know you had. 11 other jewelry students and myself came into her workshop on Saturday having never picked up a hammer to do repousse ever before and all learned more from her in this one weekend than we thought possible. She spent time with each of us, pointing out better ways to solve whatever problems that we were having pushing the metal around to make it do our bidding. Victoria, I can't wait until you come back to us! Patti D'Arbanville Artist, Actress

Chris Hullinger

It is a very old technology of course, but by the way in which you have brought it to light, it takes a refreshing approach in a learning and applicable direction. This is good for the learning curve of the students in the jewelry arts, to show that we should respect the artisans and their contributions from much earlier times, and not to get caught up in just the "new" methods of application and materials.

Chris Hullinger, Metalsmith
Victoria lansford
2017-11-06T17:51:18+00:00
It is a very old technology of course, but by the way in which you have brought it to light, it takes a refreshing approach in a learning and applicable direction. This is good for the learning curve of the students in the jewelry arts, to show that we should respect the artisans and their contributions from much earlier times, and not to get caught up in just the "new" methods of application and materials. Chris Hullinger, Metalsmith

Tammy Powley

The images on the DVD are up close so you can really get a good look at exactly what she is doing, and she calmly talks you through each step... The 2 1/2 hour DVD is a resource you'll probably watch over and over again ....

Tammy Powley
About Guide to Jewelry Making, part of The New York Times Company
Victoria lansford
2017-11-06T17:49:15+00:00
The images on the DVD are up close so you can really get a good look at exactly what she is doing, and she calmly talks you through each step... The 2 1/2 hour DVD is a resource you'll probably watch over and over again .... Tammy Powley About Guide to Jewelry Making, part of The New York Times Company