In Remembrance

In Remembrance: John Cogswell

We are saddened to hear of the passing of John Cogswell, who was a long-time SNAG member and supporter and who served on the SNAG Board of Directors from 2004-2005. The following was provided by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Professor, Art/Metal Program,…

In Remembrance: Janet Maddox

We would like to honor Janet Maddox, who passed away in September 2023. She was a longtime Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG) and SNAG member and friend to many. Jan helped to establish WGG  in its early days, and her…

In Remembrance: Karen Chesna

We are saddened to hear that Karen Chesna passed away August 10, 2022. Karen was a SNAG member and was an Online Coordinator for the School of Jewelry & Metal Arts at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA….

In Remembrance: Phillip Baldwin

With much sadness, we regret to announce that master metalsmith and founder of Shining Wave Metals, Phillip Baldwin passed away in August. We celebrate and honor Baldwin’s life, along with his many accomplishments and contributions to our field. He will…

In Remembrance: Jeffrey Herman

Jeff Herman was a preeminent silver conservator and wonderful human being. After being drawn to jewelry in high school, Jeff attended the Portland School of Art, now Maine College of Art. While at PSA, Jeff was influenced by two master…

In Remembrance: Sharon Church

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Sharon Church’s passing on December 25th, 2022. Because Sharon has touched the lives of so many people it feels impossible that a single one of us could capture…

In Remembrance: Ben Dyer

We are saddened to share the news that North Carolina goldsmith Ben Dyer passed away on July 3rd, 2022. Ben was a former member of SNAG, great friend of CERF+ and longtime American Craft Council exhibitor. In his Hillsborough, NC…

In Remembrance: Nancy Lee Worden

We are saddened to share the news that Seattle metalsmith Nancy Lee Worden passed away from ALS on February 17, 2021. Nancy was a long-time SNAG member and supporter.

In Remembrance: Maria Tritico

SNAG is saddened to hear that Maria Tritico, education director at Lighthouse ArtCenter and a recent SNAG member, tragically lost her life after a stray bullet struck her this month.

In Remembrance: Carolyn Benesh

The staff and board of SNAG were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Carolyn Benesh. Carolyn was the founding co-editor and co-publisher of Ornament magazine since 1974.

In Remembrance: Robin Kraft

Roberta Jean “Robin” Kraft, age 65, of Lafayette Indiana and Portsmouth, Virginia, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020. Robin was a long-time member and supporter of SNAG.

In Remembrance: Lois Betteridge

Lois Etherington Betteridge passed away at the age of 91 on February 21, 2020. Lois was a long-time SNAG member and supporter and the recipient of SNAG’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

In Remembrance: Nancy Linkin

SNAG is saddened to share the news of the passing of long-time member Nancy Linkin, known for her work in sculptural jewelry.

In Remembrance: Elise Winters

We are sorry to hear that former SNAG member Elise Winters passed away on January 1, 2019. Winters was recognized as one of the nation’s leading polymer artists and jewelry designers.

In Remembrance: Nancy Monkman

Long-time SNAG member Nancy Monkman passed away on October 2, 2018. Nancy served as the editor of SNAG News for over a decade until August 2009.

In Remembrance: Marjan Unger

On June 27, 2018, Marianne Unger-de Boer passed away at home in Bussum, the Netherlands, after a rich, yet too-short life. Marjan was 72 years old. As she liked to remind her audiences in lectures, she was born in February…

In Remembrance: Marjorie Schick

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Marjorie Schick. This is a devastating loss to the craft and metal arts community. Harriete Estel Berman shares a remembrance with us.

In Remembrance: Ron Ho

We regret to announce the passing of Ron Ho on September 7, 2017. Ho was a long-time SNAG member. He was a world-renowned jewelry artist and celebrated teacher.

In Remembrance: Lee Marshall

Lee Marshall, of Santa Cruz, CA passed away June 25, 2017. Marshall, a former SNAG member, was the founder of both Bonny Doon Engineering and Knew Concepts.

In Remembrance: Betsy Douglas

We are saddened to announce that long-time SNAG member Betsy Douglas passed away on September 2, 2016. Douglas was an Arizona icon in the metals field with an illustrious career and she served on the SNAG board from 1992 to 1994.

In Remembrance: Mary Ann Scherr

Mary Ann Scherr, recognized as one of America’s most prestigious and influential designers, died at her home in Raleigh, NC on March 1st. She was 94 years old. Mary Ann’s voluminous resume includes seven decades of work as a designer, metalsmith, jeweler, educator and studio artist.

In Remembrance: Cindy Edelstein

The Jewelry Industry Loses A Rare Gem, A Legend, A Friend…Cindy Edelstein Passes Away At Age 51. Edelstein, entrepreneur, author, editor and long time consultant to the jewelry industry, died suddenly January 24, 2016.

In Remembrance: Chuck Evans

Chuck Evans passed away July 31, 2015 at the age of 75. Evans was an artist whose works, technical innovations, writings and teaching have made lasting contributions to metalsmithing and the American Arts. His artwork spanned 30+ years and has been shown in 200+ exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad.

In Remembrance: June Schwarcz

June Schwarcz died at her home in Sausalito, CA on August 2, 2015. She was 97. Schwarcz was among the most innovative and highly respected artists working in the late 20th-century enamels field, and best known for her electroformed metal sculpture embellished with rich enamel color.

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