Francisco Garcia Guevara

Francisco is an award-winning jeweler who maintains a studio in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico. His father taught him how to make beautiful traditional gold and silver baroque jewelry. Some of his own designs also have a baroque flavor. Francisco is also an excellent teacher; he gives private silversmithing lessons (in Spanish) in his studio.

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Here are some of Francisco's silversmithing techniques:

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Casting a component in a sand mold.

Cast and fabricated components for a pendant.

Soldering the flower.

Engraving the flower.

For more information about Francisco's work, see "Baroque Silversmithing of Mexico," in Ornament, Winter 2002/2003, 26(2): 78-79. You may contact him (in Spanish) at:

Carretera Panorámica, km. 8
Tramo Normal-Presa
Guanajuato, Guanajuato
Telephone from the United States: 011-52-473-73-10186

email Francisco

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Web page, photographs, and text by Carol Ventura in 2001. Please look at Carol's home page to see more about crafts around the world.