Resume – Kent Raible

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Masterpieces from The American Jewelry Design Council
Lark Books

500 Pendants and Lockets
Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments
Lark Books

Masters Gemstones:
Major Works by Leading Jewelers
Lark Books

The Penland Book of Jewelry
Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques
Lark Books

1000 Rings
Inspiring Adornments for the Hand
Lark Books

Masters of Their Craft
Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Smithsonian Institution

Art Jewelry Today
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

Skilled Work
American Craft in the Renwick Gallery
National Museum of American Art Smithsonian Institution

Museum Acquisitions

Oakland, CA Museum, 1992
Three pieces, Scepter Clasp on Woven Chain, Pendant in a Square Motif, and Chain Earrings
acquired for the permanent collection.

Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian, 1996
Floating City Purchase of the James Renwick Alliance for the permanent collection.

Professional Affiliations

AGTA American Gem Trade Association
AJDC American Jewelry Design Council
Metal Arts Guild of the San Francisco Bay Area
SNAG Society of North American Goldsmiths

Education and Training

1971-1973 Sir Frances Drake High School, San Anselmo, CA. First classes in metals, focusing primarily on casting and soldering skills.
1973-1977 College of Marin, Kentfield, CA. Glen Miller, instructor.
Self directed studies in granulation, silversmithing, casting.
1976 William Clark, Emeryville, CA. Six month class in various subjects, including dies and molds, spinning, tube forming and stone setting.
1978-1982 Revere Academy, San Francisco, CA. Classes in rendering, gold refining, diamond setting.
1983-1984 Fachhochschule fuer Gestaltung, Schwaebisch Gmuend, West Germany. Guest studies in enameling, engraving, and Granulation.
1998 Glen Lehrer, Larkspur, CA Week-long class in gem carving.