Ben Dyer, Jeweler
Ben designs and creates exquisite, original, handmade jewelry in 14, 18 and 22 karat golds out of his studio in Hillsborough, North Carolina. His one of a kind pieces, limited editions, designs developed in series, and limited production designs are all created by direct metal techniques. Each bracelet, necklace or earrings are crafted by hammer forging and hand shaping.
“For me a successful design suggests motion and life, revealing elegance, harmony and beauty. My pieces are created to enhance the wearer, to bring pleasure to the viewer, and to be satisfying to the senses as a dance, poem or melodic tune are.
My jewelry is crafted by hammer forging and hand shaping. One of a kind pieces, limited editions, designs developed in series, and limited production designs are all created by direct metal techniques. All designs are original and handmade in my studio. All are in 14, 18, and 22 karat golds.
I have devoted most of my adult life to Goldsmithing as an artistic pursuit; as a vehicle for personal expression and to add a contemporary voice to the vocabulary of an ancient and time-honored medium.
My joy is in designing, developing, and executing new work in gold, using gemstones for color and contrast.”
Ben Dyer designs and creates exquisite jewelry in karat golds. He works as a designer, a studio artist, and an artisan. A Virginia native, he now works out of his studio in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
His early job experiences were architectural and engineering related. His lifelong interest has been in the visual arts. His metalsmithing evolved from studies at Virginia Commonwealth University; Penland School of Crafts; various workshops with the likes of James Meyer, Heikki Seppa, and Arline Fisch. He also spends endless hours in independent study developing his own unique style.