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Roberto & June Vengoechea
Visions of Creation
A freelance writer penned an article on ROBERTO VENGOECHEA. The headline read: “Imagine Dr. Seuss meeting Salvador Dali ...” She continues: “Vengoechea's contemporary designs encompass both beauty and madness similar to Dali's style while defying acceptable 21st century jewelry traditions, with square, architectural and geometric shapes inspired by Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi.”
Roberto Vengoechea is a self-taught designer and sculptor born in Colombia, South America. His 40 years of experience inspires one-of-a-kind sophisticated and contemporary fine jewelry featuring square, geometric and architectural shaped rings, hand fabricated and cast in precious metals, and incorporating fine colored gemstones and diamonds. He breaks away from the traditional round shank to create his own designs using these unique and distinctive shapes.
Open since December 1996, this contemporary jewelry gallery, owned by husband and wife, Roberto and June Vengoechea, is located in what Robert describes as "the artsy metropolis" of Black Mountain, just 15 minutes East of Asheville.
IT'S NOT JUST FINE JEWELRY – IT'S FINE ART.
VISIONS OF CREATION GALLERY
100 Cherry Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-275-7835 Roberto Cell
828-279-7778 June Cell
seasonal hours are:
January – April By appointment
May – December Mon – Sat 10:00- 6pm
Sun – 1:00 – 5:00 pm
CLOSED TUESDAYS except by appointment
Roberto is a member of the following fine craft organizations:
Southern Highland Craft Guild (1998)
Piedmont Craftsmen (1999)
American Craft Council (2000)
Carolina Designer Craftsmen (1999)
Handmade in America (1998)
and exhibits in several Fine Craft shows throughout the U.S.