William Howard's Profile
William L Howard, Master Goldsmith has over 45 years experience in all forms of metalwork and related arts. He has personally produced a wide variety of custom artworks including jewelry, coins, sculpture, architectural iron work, chalices, and even full suits of armor for discerning art lovers. He has developed an extensive knowledge of period and ethnic design styles, and design and production methods enabling him to incorporate them with modern tools and technology to achieve truly unique custom designs in his finished work.
Such techniques include; smithing techniques for the creation of armour, bladesmithing and Damascus steel; manipulation and pattern development using Mokume-Gane (Japanese style mixed-metal lamination); Niello making and application (black inlay on engraved or etched metals), and Keum-boo (Korean gilding technique), just to name a few…
- Joined October 12, 2011