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"Spratling Renaissance"

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"Spratling Renaissance"
the classic handcrafted Mexican Silver Jewelry is back



The legacy of William Spratling of the 1930s and 1940s is the powerful motivator of a collaboration between the last of the generation of Taxco master silversmiths and the rural women artisans of Tecalpulco, an artisan village in the Municipality
of Taxco de Alarcón, Guerrero.

Felix at the wheel ethical fair trade jewelry

Mexican Tradicional Jewelry

Reproductions of original images
on the wall in Don Marcial Chavez' silver jewelry workshop
from the time of the great Northamerican designer William Spratling
whose tremendous contribution to the Taxco silver jewelry industry
has been amply recognized and honored by the Mexican people.

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Maria Nieves and Raquel, two women from artisan families in Tecalpulco,
the apprentices of Marcial Chavez. You are welcome to continue to learn
about the way this project developed, where you will be introduced
thesetwo young village women.


This publication will provide you with important information about all the Spratling Renaissance Jewelry Project.



The classical silversmithing of Taxco has been disappearing in recent decades
asthe Taxco silversmiths have been forced to work cheaper and cheaper:
thus the historical, cultural economic importance of the alliance of the rural
Tecalpulco womens' artisans cooperative and a master original model maker .



How is Guillermo Spratling??

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William Spratling (September 22, 1900 - August 7, 1967)

Was an American-born silversmith and artist, best known for his influence on 20th century Mexican silver design.
Spratling was born in 1900 in Sonyea,Livingston County, New York the son of epileptologist William P. Spratling. After the deaths of Spratling's mother and sister, he moved to his father's boyhood home outside of Auburn, Alabama. Spratling graduated from Auburn High School and Auburn University, where he majored in architecture. Upon graduation, Spratling took a position as an instructor in the architecture department at Auburn, and in 1921 he was offered a similar position atTulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
While teaching at Tulane, Spratling shared a house with writer William Faulkner, and they collaborated to produce Sherwood Anderson And Other Famous Creoles, a satire of thebohemian atmosphere of the Freanch Quarter in the 1920s...

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"Spratling Renaissance"
the classic handcrafted Mexican Abalone Jewelry is back



abalone shell Butterfly Bracelet