Bob Burkett's Profile
I was born in 1948 and currently live in Point Richmond, California (a charming artist community just across tI bay from San Francisco – and closer to Berkeley than Richmond itself). I have been casting beads and jewelry for since 1971. I moved from Oakland to Folsom (near Sacramento) as a young man and lived in Sacramento until 1989 when I moved to Santa Fe, NM for fifteen years. In 2004 I returned to California and have lived in Point Richmond – on my classic 1947 all wood boat (which I spent thousands of hours restoring) since.
It was in Sacramento, in 1971, when I, visiting a friend who was taking a jewelry making class at American River College, first discovered lost wax jewelry making. Spending all night, I carved a finely detailed dragon and had my friend take it into class to be cast. The teacher was amazed and wondered how long this mysterious young man had been carving jewelry and was…
- Joined July 24, 2009
- Bob Burkett
- Sacramento, CA, United States