Jeff Herman

I began my life as a silversmith in 1976 while in high school, taking night courses at Southern Massachusetts University (now UMass Dartmouth). I went on to earn a BFA degree in silversmithing and jewelry making from Maine College of Art where I studied under Harold Schremmer and Ernest Thompson - two outstanding designer/craftsmen. Upon graduating, I was hired by Gorham as a designer, sample maker, and technical illustrator. When I left Gorham, I took a position at Pilz Ltd. where I created ecclesiastical ware and learned the fine art of restoration.

I have been in business (hermansilver.com) as a sole-proprietor since 1984, specializing in silver restoration, conservation, and preservation.

In 1989 I founded the Society of American Silvermsiths to preserve and promote this beautiful art form."