Celtic Art: The Local Tradition

Celtic Art: The Local Tradition

September 11, 2018

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.

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How To Care For Your New Jewelry

How To Care For Your New Jewelry

June 14, 2018 1 Comment

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About our Metal

About our Metal

June 14, 2018

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.

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Mother's Day Traditions

Mother's Day Traditions

May 07, 2018

Mother's Day is not a traditional Celtic holiday as you may have guessed.  However, many Celtic traditions and holidays do celebrate the importance of women and mothers.

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Walker Metalsmiths Restores Historic Building

Walker Metalsmiths Restores Historic Building

March 21, 2018 1 Comment

After 34 years in business, Walker Metalsmiths Celtic Jewelry is expanding its footprint in the Village of Andover.

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Rock collecting at the Tucson Gem Show

Rock collecting at the Tucson Gem Show

February 09, 2018

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.

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30 Years on the Allegany Artisans Studio Tour

30 Years on the Allegany Artisans Studio Tour

October 04, 2017 1 Comment

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Returning to Walker Metalsmiths

Returning to Walker Metalsmiths

September 11, 2017 3 Comments

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5 Celtic Traditions for Your Wedding

5 Celtic Traditions for Your Wedding

June 30, 2017 2 Comments

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.

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Four Walker Metalsmiths interns and helpers get their diplomas

Four Walker Metalsmiths interns and helpers get their diplomas

June 23, 2017

We are very proud of our graduates in the past and have every expectation that Elizabeth, Rachel, Lexi and Stephen will go on to do wonderful things with their lives. 

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My research on the Ardagh Chalice is now published

My research on the Ardagh Chalice is now published

June 14, 2017

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 now and you can get it for €54.00, €6 off the list price. 

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Apprentice Lindsey T is Graduating!

Apprentice Lindsey T is Graduating!

June 07, 2017 2 Comments

"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

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Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates!

June 05, 2017

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.  

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The Father's Knot

The Father's Knot

June 02, 2017 4 Comments

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. 

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Introducing:  the Mother's knot!

Introducing: the Mother's knot!

April 28, 2017 1 Comment

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International Day of Celtic Art

International Day of Celtic Art

April 28, 2017

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Our Youngest Jewelry Designer

Our Youngest Jewelry Designer

March 31, 2017

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A Project for Lent- Cross of Cong Research

A Project for Lent- Cross of Cong Research

March 01, 2017 2 Comments

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Awesome piping at the Andover Robert Burns Supper

Awesome piping at the Andover Robert Burns Supper

February 01, 2017

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Celtic Wedding History & Traditions

Celtic Wedding History & Traditions

June 01, 2016

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Everglades Mystery Pendant

Everglades Mystery Pendant

May 11, 2016 3 Comments

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Custom Rings- How Does it all Work?

Custom Rings- How Does it all Work?

April 11, 2016 2 Comments

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Antique Irish and Scottish Jewelry Exhibit in Andover

Antique Irish and Scottish Jewelry Exhibit in Andover

March 18, 2016 3 Comments

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The Walker's Trip to the British Isles

The Walker's Trip to the British Isles

February 01, 2016 3 Comments

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