John Tzelepis, a
metalsmith and jeweler, has been dedicated to the art of jewelry and metals for
more than a decade.
He received his undergraduate degree in Jewelry and Metals
from Skidmore College and his MFA from Arizona State University.
Working in his
studios in Arizona and New York, he has devoted himself to the research,
development, and refinement of techniques to produce jewelry that exceeds the
character and quality requirements his customers demand.
The line, form, color,
and texture of these new designs are a reflection of his passion for redefining
both the art and function of jewelry-making. He currently runs the Metals
program at the Phoenix Center for the Arts and is the Visiting Assistant
Professor in Metals at Arizona State University.