Since he started his business in 1984, Jeffrey Herman has built an international reputation of quality craftsmanship with a special sensitivity toward the finishing of every piece. He has repaired, reconstructed and hand-polished everything from historically important tankards, tea services and tureens to disposal-damaged and dishwasher-dulled flatware. He began his life as a silversmith in 1976 while in high school and went on to earn a BFA degree in silversmithing and jewelry making from Maine College of Art. Jeffrey has held positions at Gorham as a designer, sample maker and technical illustrator, as well as Pilz Ltd., where he created ecclesiastical ware and learned the fine art of restoration. Jeffrey founded the Society of American Silversmiths in 1989 to preserve and promote this beautiful art form.