Frank Kudla, Artist Bio
Why do I make jewelry? Because it’s fun to make things that people love to wear and I am good at it. I started making jewelry in 1968 at Indiana University. Since then, 16,000 pieces and 700 art shows later, I’ve made a lot of people happy. Being formally trained, I work mostly in 14k gold in several colors, often with stones. I do platinum on commission. I work in three methods: casting made from original patterns, forged metal shaped by hammer over anvils and stakes and lastly, assembled jewelry from sheet, rod and wire. I am now doing some work in silver. I lives in Baraboo, Wisconsin with my artisan wife, Char. We live in a 150 year old Italianate brick home. I love to garden and am an avid heirloom tomato grower.