April Bower, Metalsmith
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April Bower has always been fascinated by the many varied processes
involved in metalworking. While earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, her
jewelry work was experimental and creative using silver. After teaching
metalsmithing and then apprenticing in fine jewelry, she then began
working exclusively in gold, diamonds and faceted stones for 18 years. She
now has come full circle, back to what she loves; teaching and creating the
fun, creative, metal work.
This work, executed in Argentium, sterling silver, copper, gold, steel, bi-
metals and Mokume’ Gane, features primarily metal with textures, sparingly
accented with gem stones; diamonds & semi precious stones.
Specializing in earrings, cuff bracelets, pendants, she creates extremely
wearable jewelry, with contemporary styling.
Member of Society of North American Goldsmiths, American Crafts
Council, Arizona Designer Craft Art.
Bower teaches online workshops in Metalsmithing and live workshops at
Art Retreat in the Desert, Art Unraveled and private studios.