• Desert problems

    It’s been an ongoing evolution to discover how to keep a bracelet securely on while also making it easy to remove.  We have a client living in Santa Fe where the climate is very dry.  She owns one of our beaded hinge bracelets that was designed to be kept closed with a pair of rare…

  • One of a Kind Chicago

    This will be our first time showing at One of a Kind at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.  It’s got a reputation for having loads of visitors.  We have 100 passes good for two people.  If you’d like one sent to you, please let us know. Thursday, December 6,  11:00-8:00 Friday, December 7, 11:00-8:00 Saturday,…

    Button Earring (227), 2017
  • Philadelphia Craft Show

    Our best selling event of the year has always been the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.  Last year we saw the best sales that we’ve ever had in the last 30 years.  This year, the event is in it’s 42nd year, and is one day shorter because of Halloween.  The Opening Preview party is…

  • American Craft magazine

    We were honored to be chosen for the cover of the new American Craft magazine.  There’s a story about us on the inside, written based on a long interview with Diane Daniel, a writer based in the Netherlands.  Diane did a Skype interview with us in February across 9 time zones.  She was particularly interested…

The Process

Our collaborative practice involves sending work between our Philadelphia and Santa Fe studios.
We had a strong foundation of working with materials and ideas back in art school, where we met in Rome in 1984. We could not have been more different, or more unlikely to collaborate. David created large abstract paintings in which color and the physicality of paint were a major component. Steve’s work, in contrast, was based on the question: “How can I make a painting as an object, a fully integrated three-dimensional piece?”  Read more 

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    Read more about our work, we have a selection of PDF’s available to download. 

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  • Galleries

    fordforlano jewelry is featured in art galleries & showrooms nationwide, take a look.

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  • Events

    We travel to craft fairs around the country, see where we’ll be traveling next or where we’ve been before.

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