In Remembrance

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.

In Remembrance: Edith Sommer

Edith Sommer passed away in February 2015. Her path as an artist began in the early ’50s, and jewelry was her biggest passion. Sommer was a long-time SNAG member.

In Remembrance: J. Fred Woell

It is with sadness that we share the passing of another metalsmith. J. Fred Woell died April 2, 2015 at his home in Deer Isle, Maine. He was 81.

In Remembrance: Bobby Hansson

Bobby Hansson passed away in March 2015. Hansson was a photographer, author, teacher, tin-can art genius, filmmaker, blacksmith, and more.

In Remembrance: Manfred Bischoff

Manfred Bischoff (1947-2015) was one of the great goldsmiths of Europe. Born in Germany, Bischoff lived and worked in Munich and Berlin before relocating to Italy.

In Remembrance: Daniel Frye

Daniel Frye, a metal artisan and widely respected teacher who was an art professor at California State University, Sacramento, died in July 2014. Frye was an accomplished artist in metals and reinvigorated the metals and jewelry program at CSUS.

In Remembrance: Ivan Bailey

Renowned Blacksmith Ivan Bailey, a Georgia artist and teacher widely considered one of America’s greatest artistic blacksmiths, passed away at his farm in Monticello on September 9, 2013.

In Remembrance: Phil London

Longtime goldsmith Phil London passed away late last month. Phil was not only the founder and longtime president of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths, he founded the Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths, as well as founded the non-profit, Disability Alternatives, which taught jewelry arts to those with physical limitations. Phil London was the second person to be awarded The National Metalsmiths Hall of Fame award which honors and celebrates the outstanding contributions and achievements of artists, educators and patrons that support the metal arts as well as receiving the PMC Fusion award for his work with Disability Alternatives. Phil is survived by his wife Vickie London.

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