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Welcome Friends !

We are located at N. 48th and St. Paul in Lincoln, Nebraska (Entrance is on St. Paul Ave. just west of N. 48th Street.) Come on by!

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May 21, 2012

Artists and Gallery ~

Heart of Gold Jewelers is Charles William Yost, a Jewelers of America (J.A.) Certified Senior Bench Jeweler with more than 40 years of experience as a manufacturing jeweler with expertise in the design, repair and manufacture of fine jewelry from an old-school craftsman perspective, and his daughter, Antonia (Toni) Yost, a Revere Academy graduate and topnotch designer/bench jeweler in her own right.

Heart of Gold also features pieces by other local craftspeople. These include wood carvings by Jay Schmidt, delicate beaded jewelry by Ginger Lippold and Deborah Yost, glasswork by Michael Brehm, unique artisan pottery by Larry Pelter, and art photography by Mina Lee and Steve O' Hare.

Potter Larry Pelter grew up in Newman Grove, a farming community in north central Nebraska. He has had a diverse upbringing - experiencing, at times, life as a sheepherder, cowboy, railroad gandy dancer, truck driver, anti-submarine warfare specialist, electrical engineer and Zen practitioner. Throughout his life, he has maintained a passion for the arts, having studied classical and blues guitar, painting, drawing and ceramic art.

Photographer Mina Lee is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to attend graduate school at the University of Nebraska, where she received her Master and Doctoral degrees with emphasis on Second Language Acquisition and Learning. Mina also brought her life-long love of art with her to America. While she has worked in different mediums during her artistic career, photography has become her true passion, working in both film and with digital cameras. She enjoys using her digital cameras for taking photos of nature, including sceneries and flowers.

Woodcarver Jay Schmidt is a retired pastor who does both two and three-dimensional woodcarvings from nature, and buildings, with an emphasis on old barns. Jay says "My interest in art took off when I was in the 4th grade when our class took a trip to the University of Nebraska Art Gallery. I thought, "this is really great!" My first woodcarving was done while in my first parish- a Nativity set in walnut. Carving continued to be a special interest, and since retiring I have been able to spend more time carving. I have had carvings in several galleries and at shows in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.

Beader Deborah Yost is a retired financial advisor who has worked in beads for the fun of it since 1968. Working mainly in unique glass beads, crystal, wood and bone, she makes unique earrings and strand necklaces. She says, " I love the colors and the fact that no two are the same. Each is a section on the prayer rope of life!"  Deb is also webmistress for Heart of Gold, Toni's Mom and Charlie's spouse.

Glass artist Michael Brehm was born and raised in Lincoln, NE and is a LNE Rocket, graduating in 1988. He is a UNL graduate who married and moved to Oregon in 1994. Michael works with Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, which is one of the world's largest makers of glass for art and architecture. After taking classes in glass kiln-working he became extremely interested in the different techniques invoved, and started making his own art glass objects (Looking Glass Studios). Michael's display at Heart of Gold Jewelers was his very first public show.

John Haxby is a photojournalist in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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1 comment:

Virginia Lawrence said...

Wow, those are lovely! I especially like the earrings. Do you happen to do jewelry repair in North Wales, PA? That's where I'm from. Thanks!