Chris Lann

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Taking cues from nature, Chris Lan employs techniques used since the dawn of metalsmithing to create pieces of wearable art that are at once organic and contemporary. From twigs and branches that seem to have grown to fit your body, to delicate hand-knit sterling silver chains, each item is made individually, completely by hand. Chris forgoes methods of mass production such as lost wax casting, in favor of authentic primitive techniques, such as sand casting, which yield jewelry as naturally varied as the people who will wear it.

Chris has a background in journalism and graphic design, and spent nine years as a newspaper editor and layout artist before leaving that career for fatherhood and to pursue metalsmithing.

Since 2003, he has been exploring and adapting a variety of techniques to create his line of one-of-a-kind and limited-production sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, which he sells primarily at art and craft shows in southern New England, as well as through his website, www.chrislanndesigns.com.

A Brattleboro resident since 1998, he and his family moved in 2010 to West Brattleboro, where Chris has established a workshop that is open to customers