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Since 1967 Stuart Golder has been redefining the art of goldsmithing. Basically self-taught, he is known for his attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship. In 1977 he added the woven element to his work for which he has become famous.

Golder has won numerous awards in his 35 years as a goldsmith including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1980, Ohio Arts Council fellowships in 1980, 1981, 1986 and an award from Ornament Magazine in 1984.

Fifteen of Golderís meticulously constructed containers (early works created in the 70ís) are part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American Craft, Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC. Click Here to view them.

  Stuart Golder Work at the V & A / Victoria & Albert Museum / Cromwell Rd. / London

Three of Stuartís pieces of jewelry were given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein. Click Here to view the three works below:

  • Articulated bracelet made of curved, rectangular panels of mokume gane mounted in gold and with narrow gold ribs between each panel.
  • Necklace of thirteen rounded rectangular links each set with a panel of finely woven gold wire.
  • Triangular earrings with three triangular panels of woven gold which meet in a gentle point at the centre, the gaps along their edges allowing a view of the polished gold surface behind.

His work is also in the permanent collection of the Skirball Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A partial list of exhibitions in which his work has been represented include American Craft Museum, NY, Gold Jewelry; Contemporary Art Center, OH, Expressions: Jewelry in the 90ís; Cincinnati Art Museum, OH, Cincinnati Selections; Walters Art Museum, MD, Invitational Jewelry Exhibit.

Golder has traveled extensively participating in the most prestigious shows in the country including the Philadelphia Craft Show, the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington DC, JCK Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the American Craft Exposition in Evanston, Illinois, St. Louis Art Fair, the Cherry Creek Art Festival in Colorado, and the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair in Michigan.


Stuart Golder's  loom woven 18k gold jewelry is featured in two prestigious books that were released  in 2009.

MASTERS: GOLD   by Lark Publications  features 40 of the world's best goldsmiths. Each artist has an eight page section with images of their work and quotes by each artist.

THE HISTORY OF BEADS, Revised Edition by Lois Dubin and published by Harry N. Abrams features 6 of Golder's beads on the rear cover and a bead and necklace featured in the interior.

In addition one of his beads is featured as the last bead in the multi-page timeline of beads through history.  First published in 2002, this is the definitive book on beads.

Other publications feature Golder’s jewelry including Textile Techniques in Metal, a book by Arline Fisch, 2001; Contemporary American Jewelry Design, a book by Ettagale Blauer, 1993; Smithsonian Magazine, "American Crafts- A Perfect 10", 1999; Ornament Magazine, "Stuart Golder: Woven Gold Jewelry", 1993; Fiberarts Magazine, "Inspired by Fiber…" 1983; Ohio Magazine, "Good as Golder", 1981.

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