TypeChartered in 1956, the Louisville Artisans Guild is Kentucky's oldest guild dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in arts and crafts.
Just as developing any great work of art begins with an idea or inspiration, for the Guild it all started as a small group of local-area craftsmen meeting at a local bar sensing the need to share their successes and frustrations at pursuing a career in the visual arts. Founded [founded1956] under the name "Louisville Craftsmen's Guild" the intent was simply to have a venue for members to discuss their craft and the business concerns of selling.
It has since grown into a membership group consisting of artists, craftsmen, educators, collectors, students and many others in the Louisville Metro area. In 2002 the Guild updated its name to "The Louisville Artisans Guild" to reflect the broader membership base and its commitment to both practicing and supporting roles in the visual arts.
The Guild continues its tradition of conducting regular meetings (though not in the aforementioned bar!) not only to discuss their recent endeavors, but also to host guest artists and business consultants to share their insights and observations. your paragraph here.
This silversmith jeweler not only taught me my skillS but is my Mother.
ARTISTS STATEMENT: Treasures began at a time in my life when I needed a distraction, something to fill my mind. Several years ago my husband was diagnosed with cancer and we were in a serious battle to regain his health. Several trips to the hospital for surgeries and many weeks of chemo, very serious complications and many hours just sitting and waiting and I needed to prepare for the upcoming holidays. I have an art background and the love to create. I had made jewelry years ago, when my children were small and I had enjoyed it. I thought I’d try that again, thinking I could make Christmas gifts. I fell in love and took precious metal smithing classes... now I’m totally obsessed. I gave every female in the family lots of jewelry that year and made pieces for myself as well. Friends and coworkers started asking if I could make pieces for them, and a business was born. I can’t wait to turn on my torch and my mind is always visualizing the next piece to create. Making jewelry is now my celebration of my husband’s good health.
Here are some of my favorite links to other artists, associations and boutiques where you can find Designs by Dawn jewelry line
Pearls On Pearl, a Veteran owned company, started their business from the benefits of their 23+ acre farm located in southern Indiana Lynch Family Farms became “Pearls On Pearl” where they continue to offer natural, locally handmade and family owned business items.