roberto & june vengoechea

Visions of Creation

Media: Jewelry

100 Cherry Street Black Mountain, NC 28711

ROBERTO VENGOECHEA is a self-taught designer and sculptor, born in Colombia, South America. His 50 years of experience inspires him to create sophisticated and futuristic fine jewelry, incorporating  gemstones and diamonds. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques, his Avant-Garde designs defy the conventional forms and genres, yet are practical in their form and fit. Inside the imagination of VENGOECHEA, he is inspired by Antonio Gaudi and Salvador Dali "I travel in parallel lines. I see through the same window but with a different vision." creating pieces that are outside the box; 

Visions of Creation Gallery and Studio features the Avant-Garde collection of one of Western NC's premier jewelry designers, ROBERTO VENGOECHEA.  His designs showcase futuristic and contemporary fine jewelry, specializing in custom work (bring your own stones). These innovative creations defy the conventional forms and genres, yet are practical in their form and fit. “Like Gaudi, I like to confound the conventional and push the boundaries of 'thinking outside the box.'”

Purchase one of VENGOECHEA's unusual Dali-esque creations or browse in this quaint, artisan-owned gallery in a museum-quality setting, with recessed shadow boxes which entice the viewer to study the contents of each box. In addition, his copyrighted "Mountain theme" originally created in 1996, includes Mountain rings, pendants and earrings and is exclusively available at this gallery and select galleries in the region. Inquire about "CREATE YOUR OWN RINGS." This 8-hour workshop includes all your tools and materials and no experience necessary. Couples can create their own rings or you can have FUN and make something special for yourself. Bring a friend and enjoy this creative class. It's an experience you will never forget. Free celebratory bubbly at conclusion

Open since December 1996, this contemporary jewelry gallery, owned by husband and wife, Roberto and June Vengoechea, is located in what Roberto describes as "the artsy metropolis" of Black Mountain, just 15 minutes East of Asheville.


100 Cherry Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711

828-669-0065 Gallery
828-275-7835 Roberto Cell
828-279-7778 June Cell


Seasonal Hours:

January – April, by appointment
May – December, Mon thru Sat 10:00- 5pm, Sun 1:00 – 5:00 pm

CLOSED TUESDAYS except by appointment


Roberto is a member of the following fine craft organizations, and exhibits in several Fine Craft shows throughout the US:
Southern Highland Craft Guild (1998)
Piedmont Craftsmen (1999)
American Craft Council (2000)
Carolina Designer Craftsmen (1999)
Handmade in America (1998)

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