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Post-conceptual artist, educator, and author, Victoria Lansford creates one-of-a-kind wearable sculpture and art objects that evoke the mystery and splendor of ancient masters yet are infused with her own provocative vision. Through her artwork, publications, workshops, and passion for creating, Victoria has generated an international revival of nearly lost, old world metalsmithing techniques, including high relief Eastern repoussé, Russian filigree, chain making, and granulation, and paved the way for metalsmiths to rediscover the variations from other cultures.

Her award winning artwork has appeared in exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Wayne Arts Center, the Mulvane Art Museum, the von Liebig Art Center, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Georgia Museum and in numerous publications, including the Lark 500 book series, Metalsmith and Jewelry Artist magazines, and on Home and Garden Television. She 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.

Her own instructional publications in the series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including Russian Filigree (DVD, 2006), Rings (DVD, 2008), All Chained Up (paperback, 2008), and Eastern Repoussé and Chasing (DVD, 2009) and her application, iMakeJewelry for the Apple iPhone™ have sold throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

Victoria earned her Bachelor of Arts in jewelry design and silversmithing at Georgia State University in 1993 where she studied with Richard Mafong and Gia Gogishvilli. Her artwork is in private collections around the world and is available in art galleries around the United States and through this website. She creates and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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http://www.victorialansford.com
What media do you work with?
Metal, mixed media

Latest Activity

Victoria Lansford commented on The Justified Sinner's blog post A Liar And A Cheat and Why You Should Close Your Paypal Account
"How awful! I'm so sorry you went through all of that. From my own experiences and from what I've read of the legal agreements of PayPal, Square, Shopify, and others, the gateways are often not the final arbiters of these issues. The…"
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Victoria Lansford commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Can production craft be judged?
"John, yes, if you do the first draft of such a letter, I will certainly help in any way I can. Harriete, we need a lawyer to look over our final drafts of things to make sure our requests for change aren't easily shot down or dismissed.…"
Mar 25
Victoria Lansford commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Can production craft be judged?
"Bruce, it is validating and hopeful to hear you agree somewhat. In the interest of clarity, I feel compelled to point out that I didn't say 'all' the dialog is passé just much of it. I haven't yet read Damian…"
Mar 24
Victoria Lansford commented on Bruce Metcalf's blog post Can production craft be judged?
"Thanks, John and Corliss. That is indeed high praise coming from you. Oh, Bruce, I have read inside our field (especially when my work is in those books), and skeptical I always am. I find a dictionary doesn't help clarify much of the murk.…"
Mar 23

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At 4:35pm on August 30, 2013, alice simpson said…

Welcome to crafthaus, Victoria,

Beautiful jewelry and painting & calligraphy in your books.

At 12:33pm on February 17, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through March 15, 2015.
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At 1:39pm on February 13, 2012, Fo Wilson said…

Lovely work Victoria! The metalwork and the calligraphy are totally compatible with each other. Thanks for reaching out.

At 10:09am on February 13, 2012, Bifei Cao said…

Hey Victoria, thanks for adding me here. I love the filigree work. I was doing researching about Chinese traditional filigree in Dai Minority in 2005. But I don't think I can do these work. Nice to meet you here!

At 9:25am on October 26, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…

Hello Victoria, I think you would be interested in this article about Italian filigree work!!

http://crafthaus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/campo-ligure-and-filigree

See you in Phoenix? B.

At 1:34pm on November 16, 2010, Christine Norton said…
Thank you for the friend add. I have always thought your work is breathtaking. Positively exquisite.
At 4:30pm on November 9, 2010, Lorrene Baum-Davis said…
Victoria... love your filigree cuff. yummy.
At 2:48pm on October 2, 2010, Reinette Greyling said…
I really enjoy your work!
At 2:50pm on September 11, 2010, Mary Jarvis said…
Hello Victoria,
I remember you from SNAG - Houston - particularly at the Ex. in Motion. Your work is amazing! I'm so interested in your filigree and high repousse.
At 4:01am on August 5, 2010, Karen Chesna said…
Hi!
Have not logged onto crafthaus for quite a while so just saw your friend request- thanks! I love your work- absolutely gorgeous!

Victoria Lansford's Blog

Recent Interview: why I'm not a one technique kinda artist

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 11:42am 0 Comments

I was recently interviewed by Jamie Hall for the Benchpeg Newsletter in the UK. Check it out!


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Book Review

Posted on February 24, 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

My new book, All Chained Up, was just reviewed by Tammy Powley at about.com

"Victoria Lansford's jewelry is stunning. ...for the designer who is ready to advance his or her jewelry skills, Victoria's text is a wonderful learning tool."

Read the whole review here:
http://jewelrymaking.about.com/od/metalwirebooks/fr/bronzeagechain.htm?nl=1

Gift Certificates Now Available!

Posted on February 12, 2009 at 12:25am 0 Comments

Want to hint to your honey about a piece of jewelry or a book or DVD? Be subtle and forward this message with a wink wink, nudge nudge.



Gift certificates now available from http://www.victorialansford.com/gift.html



Get/give a gift that is as unique as your love!



Gift certificates available from victorialansford.com good on all available artwork, book, and DVDs. Not redeemable for workshops or commission work. Status of available artwork updated periodically but… Continue

Book release: All Chained Up

Posted on January 3, 2009 at 12:44pm 1 Comment



The latest in Victoria Lansford's internationally acclaimed instructional series, provides clear consice instructions for eight fused chain patterns with endless variations. With more than 150 full-color process photographs, the easy to follow instructions will have even the novice metalsmith weaving and creating ancient and modern design chains. Over 50 photographs of work incorporating all the of the chains will further inspire you to advance… Continue

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  INSTILL-material matters “The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”  Hal Borland The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University presents the thesis work by students of the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course. The show celebrates the achievements of a group of exceptionally diverse individuals, with each piece on display offering an unexpected adventure through material that…See More
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Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One

Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. See More
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"Most fabulous. All my work is narrative too. It is an urge that grew in me and has slowly permeated my entire practice. I now don't think I could work in any other way. Really looking forward to Chapter 2."
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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

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