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Char Hunt Gardner, KS 913-744-1916

about me

My love and appreciation of nature is my inspiration as an artist. My designs are derived from the simplicity of nature and the world that surrounds us each day while I take liberties of putting a contemporary twist on each piece. My hopes are that each individual can appreciate my love and compassion I put into each piece of jewelry I create.

I grew up in Minnesota enjoying the outdoors, moving out west as a young adult. I lived in Wyoming, Montana and Utah enjoying the beauty of the mountains and lakes - continuing to nurture my love and appreciation of the world surrounding us. I moved from Utah to Kansas and now have my studio in Gardner, Kansas where I call home.

I have always been a creative soul winning awards at a young age in county fairs for my creations. Having always had a passion for silver I chose to pursue the study of precious metals. I studied under award wining jewelry designer and Master Metal-smith Genevieve Flynn learning the techniques of silversmithing. I had the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques including anti-clasticraising and synclastic sinking. I have had instruction in Anodizing Reactive Metals from Bill Seeley; Torch Fired Enamels from Anne Havel. I have studied the art of chasing and repousse' art form under the Italian Master Fabrizio Acquafresca.

I have participated in numerous art shows
including the Westport Art Show, The UnPlaza Art Show, Cupids Gems and Summit Art (Longview Art Show) among others. I have also appeared as a featured artist on a morning TV show. My work can be found in various art

I hope you enjoy your selection as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Char Z Silver Jewelry