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.|
Here are some of Francisco's silversmithing techniques:
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
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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.