I'm a composer, cellist, metalsmith, designer, photographer, traveller, computer geek, fledgling set designer, and ex-ballerina, among a few other things. Inspired by the Viennese Secession and the Wiener Werkstatte model, I strive for 'gesamtkunstwerk' or comprehensive artwork... an exploration, combination, and synthesis of all my passions in numerous realms of art and design.
My jewelry work revolves, for the most part, around sterling silver, resin, concrete, gemstones, rusted metals, sound and found objects. I'm also currently prototyping new work using 3D design and printing processes.
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Again: Welcome and enjoy !
Director, Luke & Eloy Gallery
Olivia Shih: Hello Vincent, and thank you for agreeing to this interview! Could you give us a little background on yourself and your work? Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro: Prior to jewelry, I was a classically trained trumpet player studying at…See More
A short time after I joined Crafthaus, I noticed a post announcing the Crafthaus/Arrowmont scholarship to attend a summer workshop. Not thinking that I would be selected at all, I went ahead and started browsing the catalogue offerings to see what…See More
Every other year, crafthaus awards a micro grant to a craft artist regardless of their location, professional background, or chosen craft field.The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for an interesting new personal or group…See More
"Every other year, crafthaus awards a micro grant to a craft artist regardless of their location, professional background, or chosen craft field.
The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for an interesting new personal…"