The Jewelry Journey, Episode 97: How the Millicent Rogers Museum is Preserving Southwest Jewelry with David Anderson. On October 29th of 2020 I had the wonderful opportunity to have an interview with Sharon Berman. Sharon is a jewelry enthusiast and collector of jewelry and has created a website called The Jewelry Journey. My interview the Sharon was centered around the journey I have taken in my life to discover my love of jewelry, making jewelry a career and eventually becoming a trustee for the Museum. There have been dozens of little twists and turns along the way to becoming the first jeweler to repair the Museum’s collection of Millicent Rogers original jewelry designs.
David Anderson Jewelry Journey Podcast with Sharon Berman
About the Author: David B. Anderson
“I love the process of hand making beautiful jewelry, of being a goldsmith. The physical act of creating, of using my hands to express deeper inspiration, connects me to the source of my art. The traditions and history of Taos and other cultures are expressed in my designs. Many of my fabrication techniques are based on Old World traditions, yet I also embrace modern technology. I make many of my own tools and alter existing tools to make them work better. I am fascinated by the vast array of techniques involved in making art jewelry.” David is widely considered the foremost jewelry repair expert in Taos, especially heirloom and vintage jewelry. He loves turning antique gems and settings into completely new works of art for his clients, and teaches jewelry making classes in his studio by appointment. In addition to his online store and showroom, David’s work can be found at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos New Mexico.