Metalsmith & Lapidary Steward
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Randy Burns discovered metalsmithing in high school. Since then, he has practiced his craft in Japan, Europe, and in several states in the U.S, including Oregon where he ran his own jewelry business while studying for an MFA. He directed the Jewelry & Metals program at Arapahoe Community College for over 20 years, and has been Art Gym’s area steward after recently retiring from ACC. Randy describes Art Gym as a non-competitive, non-threatening environment that is a welcoming space to create in outside of his home studio. Each piece he designs combines personal artistic expression with all the technical and practical requirements of the gold and silversmith’s craft. His work can be found at Culture Clash Gallery in Salida, CO, and at Art Gym. He has also participated in many group shows with the Colorado Metalsmithing Association.