Helen Driggs – About
Senior Editor for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and an experienced metalsmith. Her jewelry making focus is fabrication, lapidary, metal forming and forging, in addition to traditional painting and drawing. A BFA graduate of Moore College of Art, she has worked as an information graphics artist, art director, illustrator, writer and editor. In addition to her popular column Cool Tools & Hip Tips in every issue, she has hosted six technique DVDs including the 5-star Metalsmith Essentials: Basic Fabrication, and Metalsmith Essentials: Cold Connections, and her book, The Jewelry Maker’s Field Guide, has become a popular study guide for aspiring metalsmiths.
Helen teaches regular metals workshops and classes, and is an active member of Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths. Read her Materialsmithing blog for her insights on art metalwork, and follow her on twitter@fabricationista.