Liz Bucheit creates jewelry and body adornment inspired by Scandinavian folklore and myth. A goldsmith for over 30 years, she holds a Master’s degree in metalworking and jewelry from the University of Iowa, Iowa City and has trained in traditional jewelry and metalworking techniques in Ireland and Norway. Liz has won numerous competitions and has been awarded grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, McKnight Foundation, Sons of Norway and the SE Minnesota Arts Council. She has exhibited in museums and cultural centers and her bridal tiaras and wedding jewelry are in many collections. Liz is an active speaker on the topic of Norwegian filigree work and conducts workshops and classes in jewelry design and fabrication.
Michael Seiler is a goldsmith and jewelry designer in Lanesboro, MN and has been working in the metal arts since 1995 mastering the techniques of fabrication, stone setting, wax carving, stone cutting and stone inlay work. He has worked with many prominent industry designers as well as teaching metal working classes at Minnetonka Center for the Arts and the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN. Michael has received grants from the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. His goals are to create new and innovative techniques in stone setting and ring design combining lapidary and metal work. His goals are to bring the imagination of his original poetry into a solid form that can be touched, held and worn.