Award winning silversmith, Genevieve Flynn, has been working in precious metals for 44 years creating hollowware and art jewelry family heirlooms. Flynn has been invited to create numerous private commissions, including an intricately chased and engraved hand mirror that was presented to music industry personality, Paula Abdul and a commemorative 1985 World Series pin for the late Ewing Kauffman, then owner of the Kansas City Royals and Marion Laboratories.
With degrees in jewelry design, jewelry repair and hand engraving, Flynn perfected her construction skills while working as a bench jeweler for seven years. Considered a master at pierced metal in her own right, Flynn soon launched into an exploration in hollowware design studying under Heikki Seppa, the modern father of form emphasis through anticlastic and synclastic raising. She went on to study the chasing and repoussé art form working under the Italian master instructor, Fabrizio Acquafresca and Valentin Yotkov, top artists in their field.
As a master silversmith, Flynn has dedicated a major portion of her career to teaching students the technical intricacies of working with the precious metals of silver, gold and platinum. One of her greatest accomplishments as an instructor is in the creation of her Metal Arts Visiting Master’s Program where she hosts national and international master level instructors in jewelry, and hollowware, drawing students to her teaching studio from all over the country. Her program gives students and artists the rare opportunity to study under a highly specialized master instructor in an intimate setting.