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Albion Smith Portrait

Albion Smith

Hemet, California 1952

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Albion Smith.

Luce Artist Quote

“I’d been working with metals so long, the silversmithing came naturally . . . I’m doing smaller, more intricate work with softer, more delicate metals.” Albion Smith, “Treasures of Another World”

Luce Artist Biography

Albion Smith learned to weld as a young boy in his father’s sheet metal shop. For a time, he lived in a school bus to save money and support his desire to make one-of-a-kind custom sculptures. Because space in the bus was limited, Smith scaled down his pieces and abandoned welded steel to become a silversmith. He enjoys the complexity of silversmithing and makes jewelry, watch cases, goblets, and teapots that display a variety of semiprecious stones.