can contact any of us by simply clicking on our names!
Criswell--Owner/Master Craftsman: Russell
founded Vulcan’s Forge Jewelers in 1986, after completing
a 7-year apprenticeship in metalsmithing. Experience in fabrication,
machine work and retail customer service gave a solid background
for running a custom jewelry store.
Over 21 years of custom
work, he has created some truly unique pieces, pushing the boundaries
of what can be called jewelry. “I enjoy the challenge of creating
something that has never existed. It’s very rewarding to make
something unique from a customer’s idea. We are now seeing
a second generation. The children of couples I made wedding sets
for are coming in for wedding jewelry of their own. Several have
told me they would not consider getting their special jewelry anywhere
extend to creating armor and weapons, and restoring his 100-year-old
home and 45-year old cars. Scuba diving and travel round out some
of his outside interests.
Phillips--Senior Bench Jeweler:
Byron began working for Vulcan's Forge in January 2006. After graduating
with a BFA in metalsmithing and jewelry from K-State in 1997, Byron
went to work for noted silver-artist Robyn Nichols. When he heard
about Vulcan's Forge, he realized what an opportunity it was for
him to grow in his interests. For the past few years Byron has made
thousands of custom pieces, much to the pleasure of our customers.
William Mitchell--Bench Jeweler: Will came to work for Vulcan's
Forge in the fall of 2007. He studied metalsmithing at Gem City
College and graduated in 2003. After taking a year off to find his
place in the world, Will found Vulcan's Forge where, he says, he
"fits in perfectly."