I am pleased to announce an exhibit in Andover NY this September 21 to 29 will display locally produced Celtic art and design from the past fifty years. This special event honors the local tradition of Celtic art as lived by my teachers, students, my friends and apprentices.
Walker Metalsmiths uses .925 Deoxide Sterling Silver in all of our Sterling Silver jewelry. We cast all of our Sterling Silver jewelry on site at our Andover, NY studio, unless otherwise stated, to ensure quality and purity of materials.
Sue and I traveled to Tucson Arizona for the largest gem show in the world. Can't wait to get started making jewelry with the amazing opals, sapphires, fancy garnets and other awesome rocks we brought back.
Whether you're looking to infuse a bit of your family's heritage into your special day or just love the design and symbolism of Celtic knots, these traditions are unique and memorable touches that you may want to include in your wedding whether you're of Celtic ancestry or not! In case you need a little help figuring out what's best for you, here's just a little background on five of the most popular Celtic wedding traditions to help you decide what feels most authentic culturally and appropriate spiritually.
Every three to five years there is an international conference where scholars, archaeologists and museum curators meet to discuss their latest discoveries and opinions. In 2014 Stephen Walker went to Ireland as one of the presenters at the Seventh International Insular Art Conference in Galway. After many delays, the book is now on sale. Order it nowand you can get it for €54.00, €6 off the list price.
"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
As Steve and Sue prepare to celebrate their youngest child's high school graduation, we thought we'd look back at some of the special gifts Steve created for his children plus a few staff favorites to give you some graduation gift ideas for your own family and friends.
This strong and simple knot is designed as a symbol of “fatherhood”. The shape is an abstract acorn, which represents potential and growth. A subtle heart can be traced out in the endless interwoven path. Celtic symbols are full of mystery and imagination. With your mind’s eye you will find more meaning that speaks to you personally.