Timo Krapf


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Rochester, NY based jewelry designer and maker, Timo Krapf, creates elegant, high quality jewelry through contemporary and traditional goldsmithing techniques. He specializes in a type of metal forming known as Anticlastic Raising, which he learned during his apprenticeships with Michael Good. Through this technique, Timo is able to produce exceedingly light, hollow forms with organic, flowing curves. Timo continues to push the boundaries of this technique in an effort to distinguish himself and his work.

From childhood on, Timo was inspired by his mother’s goldsmithing studio. He is drawn to simple, pure forms and pieces with graceful, fluid lines. He uses the contrast of surface finish and color to create excitement and movement. Timo graduated from the Metals and Jewelry Design BFA program at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2019. He previously graduated from the Jewelry Arts program at George Brown College in Toronto, ON.


Shows and Awards

2019        Orient Award, Cultured Pearl Association of America International Pearl Competition

2019        Saul Bell Design Competition, First Place, Emerging Artist Category, Albuquerque, NM

2019         SNAG Runway Show, Society of North American Goldsmith’s 50 year anniversary, Chicago, IL

2019        BFA Thesis Show, Rochester Institute of Technology City Art Space, Rochester, NY

2018        Orient Award, Cultured Pearl Association of America International Pearl Competition

2018        Rochester Fashion Week Runway Show, The Center For Youth Services, Rochester, NY

2017        Jewels, George Brown College Senior Thesis Show, TIFF Shop, Toronto, ON

2017         Gesswein Award, Granted by Gesswein Canada for Excellence in Goldsmithing