The Welder

The famed cable bracelet introduced by David Yurman in the early eighties reflects his jewelry craftsmanship skills and sculpting knowledge. After all, David Yurman apprenticed for many years under modernist sculptor Jacques Lipchitz and also worked for the famous sculptor, Theodore Roszak. Likewise, he became a shop foreman for Hans Van de Bovenkamp, another popular sculpture artist. But look closely at the cable bracelet and you might see Yurman's other creative skill background: welding. It's this foundation in metalworks that established his foundation for tinkering with metal. He was 16 when he learned the sculptural processes and techniques in welding, under the Cuban Ernesto Gonzales. The same techniques are evident in Yurman's work to this day, the seamless brazing and soldering that creates geometric angles in a David Yurman collection.
David Yurman is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.


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