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orbit beads by Gabriel Ofiesh

Gabriel Ofiesh

Largely self-taught, Gabriel Ofiesh is a talented and successful jewelry designer and artist. His 30-year career started as a hobby of Ofiesh’s. Ofiesh’s formal studies were focused within English Literature with a degree from the University of Virginia in 1973. Unable to find work within in his field, Ofiesh began a successful career as a jewelry designer.

All of Ofiesh’s pieces are one-of-a-kind and are very unique within themselves. His most current work includes his new orbit ring series and his collection of woven precious metal jewelry.

Having learned the various techniques of jewelry making, Ofiesh has been involved in many workshops, as well as studying gem-setting at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco during the mid-1980’s Along the way Ofiesh worked with many talented and renowned metal workers including Heikki Seppa and Ronald Pearson. Ofiesh constantly refining his techniques and moving from silver to gold, has proven his talent and ability to the jewelry making-world.

Due to Ofiesh’s aptitude, he has received numerous awards and recognitions including, but not limited to the Michael Bondanza Award for Excellence in Jewelry at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show in 1988; the Hoover and Strong Award for Designs in Precious Metals at the Richmond Craft Show in 1991, 1995 and 1998; and jewelry awards at the St. Louis Art Fair in 1996 and the Portland Arts Festival in 1998 and 1999 in Oregon.

His jewelry is sold throughout the United Stated in numerous stores and galleries and all his work is produced in his studio in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Orbit Beads on Gold Coils

 

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