Barbara Heinrich Takes The Gold
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Jeweler Barbara Heinrich of the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art is a gold medal artist specializing in gold. Her professional training began when she was a young woman living in Germany, her native country, where she studied goldsmithing at Pestalozzi Kinderdorf Wahlwies for four years.
Barbara moved to America to earn a second masters degree in her craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and never looked over her shoulder.
Barbara has owned and operated a workshop in upstate New York since the 1980s, winning coveted awards for her signature designs, all of which are crafted in gold, many of which were inspired by natural world. (Barbara grew up on a farm. Her parents were winemakers. She remains a passionate outdoor enthusiasts.)
In 2002, Barbara was singled out as one of only five living artists featured in a major exhibit, “Pearl,” produced by New York’s Museum of Natural History, a show that traveled around the world. And at the end of May, she took Best of Gold at the 2009 Couture Design Awards for a collar of gold leaves and diamonds.
Barbara has sold her work locally through the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art for over 15 years.
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