Ken Kantro...This year marks the 36th anniversary of my creative life as an artisan designing and producing hollowware and jewelry. From the outset, I have been inspired by the transformative power of art and the powerful process of creating jewelry and objects of beauty from the elements found in the earth. When silver, gold, and pewter are turned into molten states, they assume fluid properties which can be molded and shaped in ways limited only by ones imagination and creativity. Accompanying this creative gift has been my deep, abiding love of nature. I have been blessed to find myself in Maine where I have discovered the austere, uncompromising beauty if its North Atlantic coastline and its mountainous inland wilderness. I can only hope my work is an adequate reflection of this extraordinary beauty and reality. Ken's jewelry and ornaments reflected his love of nature simply expressed in timeless design.