Lindsey Thurber will be graduated from an apprentice to a jeweler on June 9th, 2017!
"My favorite thing to create is an engagement ring. I love being a part of such a special event, and helping plan out and bring to reality this ring that has been dreamt about for so long. It is such a special feeling knowing how much this ring means to the couple, and that it will be worn and cherished forever!" -Lindsey
In January 2013, I started working at Walker Metalsmiths as a part time apprentice. Once I graduated from Alfred University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2014, I became a full time jewelry apprentice.
Although I started out primarily as a jewelry apprentice, I quickly branched out into helping with other aspects of the company. I have helped re-make the current website, do all of the product photography, manage the social media accounts, and work on advertising- alongside with still making jewelry!
Over the five years that I have worked at Walker Metalsmiths, I have trained under master jeweler Stephen Walker and jeweler Lyndsay Burr. From them I have learned the complete process of lost wax casting, Gold & Sterling Silver finishing, stone setting techniques, soldering, laser welding, arc welding, hand fabrication, and so much more.
Sydney Gallo has completed her apprenticeship at Walker Metalsmiths and has graduated as a full-fledged jeweler. The timing of her graduation enabled her to have the opportunity to exhibit her thesis jewelry at the 2nd International Day of Celtic Art Conference in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland in early June.