Curiosities: Every Artfact Tells a Story, a multi-studio event

We are all explorers. Whether uncovering hidden artifacts or creating the never-before seen, we celebrate the act of discovery and the compilation of remarkable things. We invite you to view our new works and installations. Opening reception Sunday, October 5th from 2-4pm Closing reception Thursday, October Read More …

“Overwhelming, ecstatic, enlightening”: Don Viehman explores the Venice Biennale

Don Viehman,Falling Triangles (cloisonné) As you explore the Torpedo Factory during the holidays, you’ll marvel at the skill and creativity on display—but you may be surprised to learn that our artists feel the same sense of wonder when they seek out the work of others. Read More …

Family crests and memories in metal: engraver Eric Margry’s eye for detail

“There are not many hand engravers left,” jewelry maker Eric Margry told the Washington Post last year. “I’m still using the same tools from 2,000 years ago—just a piece of steel with a handle on it.” Margry’s precision has made him the Washington area’s most Read More …

Seeing Sweden by way of Japan: Lisa Vershbow in “Artfully Connected”

Torpedo Factory jewelry maker Lisa Vershbow may currently live in Brussels—her husband is a U.S. diplomat—but for the past year, her mind has been on Sweden and Japan. Later this month, she’ll participate in a show that opens on May 20 in Tokyo: a craft Read More …

Ancient textures, modern hands: jewelry artist Dejan Jovanovic

Born in Serbia and educated in both Serbia and America, Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association jewelry artist Dejan Jovanovic merges ancient textures and forms with a forward-looking sensibility. Following the break-up of Yugoslavia and years of war, Jovanovic won international awards in open competition for grand-scale monuments. Read More …