"As a self-taught metalsmith, I enjoy exploring mixed metals, surface textures, and various forming techniques."
Thomas McGurrin is motivated by process and material. Creative influences vary from objects found in nature to basic geometry, however, all of his jewelry is characterized by clean lines and simple forms. His most recent work combines silver and high-karat golds to create subtle contrasts of color, surface, and form.
Following a ten-year apprenticeship with James Russell Silversmiths, Tom McGurrin left Cape Ann, Massachusetts for New Hampshire. He and his wife bought land in the Lakes Region, then designed and built their own home and studio.
After years of metalsmithing experience, and studying under various jewelry artists, his work has grown in technical strength as well as in vision. “I enjoy exploring mixed metals, alternative surface treatments, and various forming techniques.”