Bob Ebendorf

Robert Ebendorf (b. 1938 Topeka, KS) is a jeweler, metalsmith and educator. He uses unusual objects like soda pop tabs, crab claws, squirrel paws, silver spoons to create his unique and unconventional jewelry. He is the Belk Distinguished Professor at the East Carolina University School of Art in Greenville, North Carolina. He is a co-founder of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
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Sardine Tin Can Brooch  2001   Robert W. Ebendorf   Overall: 12.7 x 10.5 x 2.9 cm, 44.4 gm (5 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/8 in., 0.1 lb.)   Paper, postage stamps, tin, and other mixed media   Classification: Jewelry / Adornment  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Sardine Tin Can Brooch 2001 Robert W. Ebendorf Overall: 12.7 x 10.5 x 2.9 cm, 44.4 gm (5 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/8 in., 0.1 lb.) Paper, postage stamps, tin, and other mixed media Classification: Jewelry / Adornment Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Robert Ebendorf  King of the Road, Brooch, 2011: mixed media  Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Honorable Mention.  Bob is known internationally for his use of unusual materials such as found objects, industrial products, and paper in his work, and his willingness to share his techniques and ideas with students.  He is credited with helping to shape the craft movement since the 1960’s.

Robert Ebendorf King of the Road, Brooch, 2011: mixed media Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Honorable Mention. Bob is known internationally for his use of unusual materials such as found objects, industrial products, and paper in his work, and his willingness to share his techniques and ideas with students. He is credited with helping to shape the craft movement since the 1960’s.

Mother and Child Brooch  1969   Robert W. Ebendorf   Overall: 16.5 x 11.7 x 1 cm, 68.5 gm (6 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 3/8 in., 0.2 lb.)

Mother and Child Brooch 1969 Robert W. Ebendorf Overall: 16.5 x 11.7 x 1 cm, 68.5 gm (6 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 3/8 in., 0.2 lb.)

ROBERT EBENDORF - Recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award | For the past twenty-five years, Robert Ebendorf has been re-purposing existing materials by devising ingenious uses for the discarded and discovering ways to make the used into the new. Known for jewelry that includes everything from buttons to crab claws, he continues in his investigations into "representations". Ebendorf's conceptual approach to jewelry questions the nature of adornment itself...

ROBERT EBENDORF - Recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award | For the past twenty-five years, Robert Ebendorf has been re-purposing existing materials by devising ingenious uses for the discarded and discovering ways to make the used into the new. Known for jewelry that includes everything from buttons to crab claws, he continues in his investigations into "representations". Ebendorf's conceptual approach to jewelry questions the nature of adornment itself...

Cross Brooch -Robert W. Ebendorf, American, born in 1938 | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Cross Brooch -Robert W. Ebendorf, American, born in 1938 | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Some of the amazing pieces Bob Ebendorf made for his "Keep it in the Can" exhibition at Equinox Gallery.

Some of the amazing pieces Bob Ebendorf made for his "Keep it in the Can" exhibition at Equinox Gallery.

Bob Ebendorf is known internationally for his use of unusual materials such as found objects, industrial products, and paper in his work, and his willingness to share his techniques and ideas with students.  He is credited with helping to shape the craft movement since the 1960’s.  See more of Bob's work at Facere Gallery:  http://www.facerejewelryart.com/exhibit.php?id=37

Bob Ebendorf is known internationally for his use of unusual materials such as found objects, industrial products, and paper in his work, and his willingness to share his techniques and ideas with students. He is credited with helping to shape the craft movement since the 1960’s. See more of Bob's work at Facere Gallery: http://www.facerejewelryart.com/exhibit.php?id=37

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