A professional designer goldsmith for 45 years, ROBERTO VENGOECHEA’S avant-garde collection showcases futuristic and innovative designs which defy the conventional forms and genres, yet are practical in their form and fit.
Challenging acceptable 21st century jewelry traditions, with square, architectural and geometric shapes, these unusual designs push the boundaries of ‘thinking outside the box.’
“Similar to Gaudi, I like to fuse organic with architectural design in a futuristic manner. I consider myself a sculptor first and a jeweler second.”
VENGOECHEA opened Visions of Creation Gallery and Studio in 1996 in Black Mountain, North Carolina, and further collaborated as a founding artist-member of Ariel Gallery in Asheville. His work is available in select galleries across the state.
VENGOECHEA also teaches tourists and visitors a popular 8-hour workshop in hand fabrication (by appointment) where each participant takes home their own handmade work.
Member, Carolina Designer Craftsmen
Member, Piedmont Craftsmen
Member, Southern Highland Craft Guild