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Artas Usuwil Designers in NorthWest Washington, USA

 

 

 

 

Gerd and Rolf are a husband and wife design team
and individually create casual elegant
Gold and Silver jewelry in Studio
by traditional Fabrication and Lost Wax methods in
the Pacific Northwest for more than 48 years.

Gerd was born in Seattle's Sister Rain City,
Bergen Norway and moved as a young one
to Seattle in the 1950's.
Rolf's Family originated in Flanders,
today known as Belgium.

In the 1500's Claus the Elder,
a Captain of the Hanseatic League Fleet sailed
to Mykleburg Germany and then on to Bergen, Norway.
Our Family has been Norsk since the 1500's.
Rolf's branch of the Norwegian Family Tree
moved to Canada from Bergen in the 1930's
then
to Washington State during the 1950's.

Both Families came to this beautiful, rainy
Pacific Northwest many years ago and felt very much
at home with the natural rugged forested beauty,
its Temperate Clime and proximity to the Sea.
Washington State's fantastic natural beauty
combined with a deep sense of appreciation
for their Norwegian Heritage provide
inspiration for Gerd and Rolf.

Gerd and Rolf's jewelry designs are contemporary
examples of ancient Norwegian and Celt influence
in North American Designer Art Jewelry.

They produce jewelry designs of a motif
based upon
Water, Waves, Trees, Creatures and Weather
we all share and appreciate on
"The Wet Coast" of  Washington.

Over the last five decades they have  participated in
 Washington's University District Art Festival,
The Bellevue "Best of the Rest Art Show",
also as a Jurist and Artist Couple
in Edmonds Art Festival.

Gerd's earrings and pendants have been featured
in many fine Northwest Gift Shops and Galleries,
Nordic Heritage Museum Gift Shop in Seattle,
Russell's at Orcas Landing and
Roche Harbor Gifts on San Juan Island.

Rolf's work has been shown at the
Artworks Gallery in Olga, Russell's Orcas Landing,
The Pike Place Public Market, Seattle
and Forest Gems Gallery in Port Townsend
on the Olympic Peninsula
of Washington State.

 

 

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