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Portrait of Jeffrey L. Jobe

Jeffrey Jobe thinks of himself as a specialist in hand forged and braided metal. He uses a mixture of traditional silversmith, blacksmith, and contemporary jewelry techniques and equipment to create wearable works of art such as pins, bracelets, earrings, buttons, necklaces, and rings, many of which are inspired by religious traditions.

A North Carolina native, he was trained in historical archaeology with a subspecialty in metals. He uses vintage tools, some of which date as far back as 1775. Most were originally crafted in the 19th Century. Several of the tools come from the Holocaust and were used by a German Jewish goldsmith who survived the concentration camps and emigrated to the United States in 1947. Many of the techniques he used, which Jobe re-creates, are hundreds of years old, the oldest dating back about 2800 years.

Jobe uses precious metals including nickel-free sterling silver, platinum sterling, gold (yellow, white, red, and green in 10, 12, 14, and 18 karat), copper, and jewelry-grade stones (precious, semiprecious, and common).

He draws his inspiration the multitude of graceful flowing lines and geometric patterns in Nature. He will see a natural form or shape, alter it, and restate its core essence in metal and/or stone. His goal is to create designs that are not only meant to be viewed but to be touched—and that glorify God.

Barking Dog Jewelry Design Studio
1 Oak Meadow Ln.
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: 336-472-4898

You can meet the artist at the following shows:

August 3, 2018 to August 5, 2018: 40th Annual Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival in Bennington, VT
August 25, 2018 to August 26, 2018: Seawall Art Show in Portsmouth, VA
September 1, 2018 to September 3, 2018: Frankfort Fall Festival in Frankfort, IL
September 7, 2018 to September 16, 2018: NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, NC
October 11, 2018 to October 21, 2018: NC State Fair-The Village of Yesteryear in Raleigh, NC
November 1, 2018 to November 3, 2018: American Artisan Show in Wilton, CT

Jeffrey Lawrence Jobe has been selected for the following Directories:

Year: 2018, 
				Category: Metals
Year: 2015, 
				Category: Metals
Year: 2014, 
				Category: Metals
Year: 2013, 
				Category: Metals
Year: 2012, 
				Category: Metals
Year: 2011, 
				Category: Metals
Year: 2010, 
				Category: Metals
Year: 2009, 
				Category: Metals
Biography updated October 3, 2016   Photograph updated October 3, 2016  Contact information updated April 9, 2012
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