Victoria Lansford
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • United States
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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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Metal, mixed media

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Mysteries Entwined

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At 5:54pm on March 23, 2015, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 3:35pm on August 30, 2013, alice simpson said…

Welcome to crafthaus, Victoria,

Beautiful jewelry and painting & calligraphy in your books.

At 8:25am on October 26, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…

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

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At 12:34pm on November 16, 2010, Christine Norton said…
Thank you for the friend add. I have always thought your work is breathtaking. Positively exquisite.
At 3:30pm on November 9, 2010, Lorrene Baum-Davis said…
Victoria... love your filigree cuff. yummy.
At 1:48pm on October 2, 2010, Reinette Greyling said…
I really enjoy your work!
At 1:50pm 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 2:41am on April 29, 2010, Paul Nicholas said…
Wow! I visited your web site. Your work is stunning! I used to make jewelry many years ago and loved it. If only I had more time. Clay is my passion now but I would love to design and make jewelry.
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At 7:44am on March 29, 2010, Kathryn Bowman said…
I'm looking forward to meeting you when you visit St. Louis in September. Your work is awesome and I wanted to take the workshop, but have a show that weekend. That making a living thing is always getting in the way. Happy Spring.

Victoria Lansford's Blog

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

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 10:42am 0 Comments

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

Newsletter from benchpeg - the jewellery community

Supporting the British Jewellery Industry; jobs, news, placements, tools for sale, voluntary work, events, professional development via the website or a weekly newsletter.

Book Review

Posted on February 24, 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

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

"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."

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Gift Certificates Now Available!

Posted on February 11, 2009 at 11:25pm 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.

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Gift certificates available from 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 11:44am 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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