Full Name: Al Stanford
City: New Albany
Date Joined: 2012
Member Classification: Exhibiting
Al works from his studio near New Albany to produce unique hand forged jewelry, using natural materials. Lifelong outdoorsman, Al is inspired and awed by the beauty of God's creations. His designs are still mad the way they have been for thousands of years. Using only fire, basic hand tools and natural elements, Al produces jewelry with a rare “earthy” quality. This area of Mississippi has been at the center of new world civilization. This mixing of cultures from the Native Americans, Spanish, French, African and English all can be seen as an influence in Al's designs.