Upon receiving his degree from Earlham College, this Philadelphia native moved south to Fredericksburg, VA to work at the Wegner Metal Arts Foundry. In 2012, Will moved to Boston to start his own metal arts business. During the week, Will can be found working as the head of the ceramic shell department at the New England Sculpture Service. On weekends he designs jewelry in his home studio.
The color in Will’s work comes from natural patinas, the metal’s reaction to various chemicals. Through controlled exposure, Will is able to cultivate an array of shades to decorate his pieces. Will often uses Mokume Gane, the traditional Japanese technique of fusing two metals to create a wood grain pattern. He makes an effort to use sustainable and ethical materials.
All of Will’s work is crafted with great care, but his favorite projects are those on commission. Rings, in particular, honor Will with the opportunity to create a lasting and beautiful object that fits the occasion, taste, and budget of each client.
To view more of Will’s work and to make a consultation, visit his website.