Olive Smith, Glass Artist
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Craftsmith Studios is a home based enterprise that was established over 30 years ago in Boyds, Maryland. Over the years it moved as we moved, from Maryland to Colorado and in 1996 to our present location in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
We sell through galleries, local arts and crafts shows, and at Ghost Ranch. This website is for information and to show examples of our work. Contact us to see what we have in inventory or to commission a special piece of work.
Olive began her love of glass art when she wanted a stained glass lamp and figured the only way she was going to get it was to make it herself. A course at a local studio got her started on her life-long love affair with glass.
She creates her own designs for fused glass jewelry, plates, and vases. She has an excellent eye for colors and textures when doing pattern work. While she enjoys working in the studio, her most enjoyable time is when she is teaching. She has taught at Ghost Ranch for many years. This year's listings are shown on this website. Check them out.
Olive is a member of Glass Alliance-New Mexico, Stained Glass Association of America, and the International Guild of Glass Artists .
She has studied at Pilchuck Glass Studios, the Corning Glass Studios, the American Stained Glass Institute, and with Dan Fenton.
Olive is a long time member of the National Ghost Ranch Foundation and volunteers at Ghost Ranch.
Dale began his work with silver when he took a class at Ghost Ranch in the early 1980s. After a couple more years studying with Roger Wilbur, he began teaching in 1986 and has taught ever since. This year's classes are shown on this website. Check them out.
Dale's work features beautiful and unusual semi-precious stones from around the world. Many of these stones are mounted as cabochons in various forms of jewelry. One of his favorite uses of stone is in creating inlaid mosaic work in silver channels.
Dale retired as a Senior Executive with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is a long time member of the National Ghost Ranch Foundation and served as its President. He also served on the Ghost Ranch Governing Board for four years. Dale volunteers at Ghost Ranch in various capacities.