Wayne Werner, a third generation metalsmith from Baltimore, Maryland, has traveled around the world to learn with metal workers from Italy and Egypt to Java and Bali. Specializing in cold forging precious metals, Wayne has incorporated the traditional techniques of gold and platinum smithing with his artistic vision.
Wayne has participated in over 200 high-end craft shows nationally. He has received many awards for his work including the World Gold Council’s Gold Distinction Award and the MJSA Vision Award for Mokume Gane. Wayne is a former instructor at the Fuji Studio in Florence, Italy and is adjunct faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art.