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BIOGRAPHY

Mark W. Read

Mark W. Read

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Mark W. Read has dedicated
his life to art that delights the eye of the beholder. For over 30
years, Mark Read has designed and crafted fine custom jewelry
and created and restored timeless, one-of-a-kind metalsmithing
pieces such as the ones featured on this web site.

Most of Read’s clients are individuals who commission him to
create fine jewelry or handwrough metalware ranging from
the conceptual to the functional. Mark’s creative gifts, unique
approach and special sensitivity have captured the attention
of the country’s most prestigious institutions.

~ Exhibits of Original Work ~

~ New York City ~
The American Craft Museum
The Aaron-Faber Gallery
The Lever House

~ Los Angeles ~
The Downtown Gallery

~ Michigan ~
The Detroit Institute of Arts
Kingswood Gallery at Cranbrook
Eastern Michigan University
The 16 Hands Gallery, Ann Arbor

~ Museum Conservation of Metal Objects ~
The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Detroit Institute of Arts
The Grand Rapids Museum of Art
The Michigan Historical Museum

~ Education ~

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Metalsmithing,
The Center for Creative Studies
Detroit, Michigan

Master of Fine Arts, Metalsmithing,
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Certificate for Diamond Appraisal
Gemological Institute of America

Mark maintains a private studio and workshop in which he
pursues a wide range of metalsmithing endeavors.

For more information, you may contact Mark by calling
or writing him at:

Mark W. Read Studio
1898 Broadstone Road
Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 963-8191
E-Mail
North Carolina Web Design
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Mark W. Read offers a variety of metalsmithing, fine jewelry, sculpture
architectural, liturgical and museum quality restoration.