Richard Messina

Richard Messina

Born in Italy in 1955, he has practiced the art of metalsmithing for more than 30 years. He is well known for his simple, clean forged work, so consistent with his philosophy that LESS is MORE. His guiding principle of form follows function, has led to innovative Hi-tech earrings and hand forged bracelets and collars. This type of work can only be achieved by hammering precious metals onto an anvil; this takes a special kind of concentration and attention to detail. For eight months each year, he works in a studio in upstate New York with his partner Annie; during the winter months they live in Puerto Rico.

4 products

4 products