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JOHN SARTIN 

John Sartin is an award-winning jewelry artist whose work has been featured in Art Jewelry and Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazines, and Lark books' 30-Minute series. His is the author of the exhaustive The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry, with more than 700 photos illustrating the beguiling process of turning metal into visual music. John is a self-described “gypsy of the show circuits,” having spent over a decade selling his work at art shows, festivals and galleries throughout the country.

As a member of Rio Grande’s Jewelry Tech Team, John uses his expertise in hand fabrication, forming, forging, soldering, stone-setting and surface finishes to help jewelers solve problems that arise while working with metal. John relishes having the opportunity to pass his decades of knowledge onto like-minded people about the subjects he's most passionate about.