Metalsmiths Don & Louise Coulson use ancient techniques to create holloware, flatware and jewelry in pewter, bronze, copper, silver and gold.
As an engineer, Don brings attention to detail and precision in craftsmanship to everything he does. His knotted and braided designs are inspired by his years of experience aboard boats and developed through painstaking planning, experimentation and research. His well-thought-out pieces reflect authenticity and tradition influenced by his own exciting “twist” and precise craftsmanship.
Louise’s background in arts and education aside, she definitely has both feet firmly planted in mid-air. She designs "outside the box" with a fanciful constant questioning of the materials and their possibilities both accidental and by design. Her work is easily recognized for its intricacy and delicate marriage of materials, creativity and craftsmanship.
Both of them approach the work from a distinctly different viewpoint, but working closely together, they design and create your special work using their combination of natural skills and learned expertise.
While each piece is rooted in time-honored methods, the natural beauty of the materials and elements is an expression of the excitement of a new idea, design or technique. They see each piece as a journey and every trip into the studio as an adventure.