From art jewelry and illuminated artist books to bespoke architectural metal installations for one of the world’s largest superyachts, Victoria Lansford’s artwork is an an external display of feminine power. With influences as diverse as ancient Egyptian art, Medieval architecture, astronomy, and jazz, her award winning work melds past and present technologies to celebrate the transcendence of opposing forces of form and space. Each highly intricate piece is meticulously crafted by her in gold, silver, copper, stones, pigments, paper, or parchment.
Victoria’s work has been widely collected and exhibited in museums and galleries, published in numerous books and magazines, including including the Lark 500 book series, Metalsmith and Jewelry Artist magazines, and highlighted on Home and Garden Television. She has pioneered many traditional metalsmithing processes for contemporary art and taught them to thousands of artists and craftspeople, creating a worldwide renaissance for techniques such as Eastern repousse, Russian filigree (filigrana), and granulation. Victoria 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 at Chattanooga.
Her instructional publications in the series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including Russian Filigree (video, 2006), Rings (video, 2008), All Chained Up (paperback, 2008), Eastern Repoussé and Chasing (video, 2009) and her iPhone™ app, iMakeJewelry have sold throughout the world. Her newest book, Giving Voice won a 2019 IPPY award for best ebook design. Victoria creates and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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