Genevieve Flynn 

About the Artist 

Genevieve Flynn maintains her studio in Kansas City, Missouri, the city in which she was born and raised. After earning degrees in Jewelry Design, Jewelry Repair, and Hand Engraving, she worked in the industry for 9 years before pursuing a business of her own.

Defining her creative direction, she chose to pursue the study of hollowware design by taking intensive courses through the University of Kansas. Genevieve gained further experience by studying twice under Heikki Seppa, Master Metalsmith, internationally recognized as the modern father of form emphasis, including anticlastic raising and synclastic sinking.

With 40 years working in precious metals, Genevieve designs elegant hollowware and jewelry. Her award winning work is found in many private collections and in the collections of many synagogues and churches.

Her commissions of note include a special commemorative pin presented to Ewing Kaufman, owner of the Kansas City, Royals and an intricately chased and engraved hand mirror presented to Paula Abdul, singer/entertainer.


1974-75 The Kansas City School of Watchmaking, Jewelry Design, Jewelry Repair and Hand Engraving

1985 University of Kansas, Metalsmithing & Hollowware, Jon Havener Professor

1986 Heikki Seppa, Intensive focus on metal movement using anticlastic and synclastic techniques

1991 Penland School of Arts, Metal Forming, Heikki Seppa Instructor

1999 Valentin Yotkov, Intensive focus on chasing and repoussť

2010-2014 Fabrizio Acquafresca, Intensive focusing on old world Italian chasing and repoussť

2011 Cynthia Eid, Intensive focus on the use of the hydraulic press and making multiples

2012 Fabrizio Acquafresca, Intensive focus on using snarling irons in hollowware

2012 David Huang, Intensive focus on raising vessels

2014 Kevin O'Dwyer, Intensive focus on hollow forms particularly teapots

2014 Alison Antelman, Intensive focus on custom clasps

2014 Thomas Herman, Intensive focus on Japanese metal carving

2015 Kevin O'Dwyer, Intensive focus on the use of hinges in hollowware


1975-1982 Trade Jeweler

1982-present Self-employed

1989-1999 Director of the Baltimore Alternative Craft Show

1989-1997 Teaching beginning silversmithing/St. Peter's School 7th & 8th grades

1997-present Instructing silversmithing classes/workshops all levels


2015 Saul Bell Design Award Competition 2ND PLACE AWARD Hollowware/Art Object Division

2014 32nd Annual Juried River Market Regional Exhibition, FIRST PLACE AWARD, July 11-August 22, 2014

1998 FIRST PLACE AWARD Highland Park Festival, Highland Park, IL

1985 MERIT AWARD, Columbia Art Festival 27, Columbia, MO


2014 August The Kansas City Star

2010 500 JUDAICA, Lark Publications

2005-2006 The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Calendar

2004 The Kansas City Star Magazine

1997 June issue The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

1997 July issue The Wednesday Magazine

1985 The Kansas City Magazine


1985 World Series Commemorative pin for Ewing Kauffman, team owner

Paula Abdul Poppy Blossom Hand mirror

St. Peter's Church Sterling silver chalice

2015 Juror, Art in the Park, Columbia, MO February

2015 Award Judge, Art in the Park, Columbia, MO June

2000 Juror Shawnee Mission East High School Art/Design Competition, Overland Park, KS


1985 Topeka Crafts Competition 9, Topeka, KS March 31-April30

1986 Cooperstown 51st Annual Art Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY July 20-August 22

1986 American Craft Council Exhibition, Springfield, MA

1987 Topeka Crafts Competition 11, Topeka, KS July 20-August 22

1987 American Craft Council Exhibition Springfield, MA June

1987 Ranchmart Gallery, Leawood, KS Exhibition October 8

1987 The Kansas City Artists Coalition Invitational Holiday Show, Kansas City, MO November 28-29

1988 Nancy Margolis Gallery, Portland, ME Exhibition

1988 American Craft Council Exhibition Baltimore, MD February

1989 Collecting Treasure: National Jewelry Invitational 1989 St. Louis, MO February 4-March 4

1989 Dimensions '89 Lenexa National 3 Dimensional Art Show, Lenexa, KS May 19-21

1989 American Craft Council Exhibition Baltimore, MD February

1990 American Craft Council Exhibition Baltimore, MD February

1990 Garden Art at America House, Tenafly, NJ June 3-July 3

1990 Contemporary Jewelry at the Baker Gallery Kansas City, MO September 15-October 15

1991-2000 Baltimore Alternative Craft Show Baltimore, MD February

1991 Summer Silver Zaruba Gallery, Frederick, MD June 15

1991 Contemporary Reflections Phoenix Gallery, Seattle, WA July 13-September 5

1991 Holiday Collectibles, Sylvia Ullman American Crafts Gallery, Cleveland, OH November 29-December 31

1992 Perfumes & Paperweights '92 del Mano Gallery, Pasadena, CA May 2 - June 6

1993 Perfumes & Paperweights 20th Anniversary, dell Mano Gallery, Pasadena, CA April 10- May 05

1994 5th Annual Kansas City Artists Coalition Art Auction Kansas City, MO February 12

1994 Silver & Gold, An Invitational Group Exhibition Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY November 10 - January 7

1996 Vessels and Vestments: Contemporary Christian Liturgical Art Dadian Gallery, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC November 1 - December 20

1999 Goldman Art Gallery Invitational Rockville, MD

1999 Jewish Museum of San Francisco Invitational San Francisco, CA

2000 Living in the Moment, Hebrew Union College, New York, NY September

2002 Under the Chuppah, Judaica for the Wedding and Beyond The Kansas City Jewish Museum Overland Park, KS June

2002 The Judith Altman Memorial Judaica Competition Exhibition, Temple Judea Museum, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, PS October

2003 Bless This House The Epten Gallery at Village Shalom Overland Park, KS December

2003 Ceremony in the Desert Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum of Temple Beth Israel Scottsdale, AZ December

2005 One Word All Women Invitational Exhibition Avila College, Kansas City, MO Summer

2005 *8 Gallery Solo Exhibition Kansas City, MO November

2006 Winter Jewelry Extravaganza Kansas City, MO December

2012 Holiday Jewelry and Ceramic Show Gerard Studio Kansas City, MO December

2013 Locust Street Gallery Valentine Show Kansas City, MO February

2013 Locust Street Gallery December Show Kansas City, MO December

2014 April in Paris, Locust Street Gallery Kansas City, MO April

2014 Metal Extinction Exhibition Metalsmith's Association of Southern California September 8-October 2

2014 Holiday Show Locust Street Gallery Kansas City, MO December

2015 Beyond Modern Metal Exhibition Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL April-May

2015 First Annual International Chasing & Repoussť Exhibition Outnumbered Gallery, Littleton, CO June-July

2015 Saul Bell Award Winner Show at the JCK Exposition, Las Vegas, NV June

2015 Re-Members Kansas City Artists Coalition 40th Anniversary juried members exhibition July 10-August 20


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