Wolfgang Vaatz

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Wolfgang Vaatz: , 14k gold post dangle earrings featuring with placer gold fused on argentium silver. 2 7/8" long.
14k gold post dangle earrings featuring with placer gold fused on argentium silver. 2 7/8" long.
Item is available Available ($770.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Lever back dangle earrings in argentium silver and fused placer gold details. 2 5/8" long.
Lever back dangle earrings in argentium silver and fused placer gold details. 2 5/8" long.
Item is available Available ($560.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Round post earrings with 14k gold posts and 22k placer gold fused on argentium silver. 7/8" diameter.
Round post earrings with 14k gold posts and 22k placer gold fused on argentium silver. 7/8" diameter.
Item is available Available ($480.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Square post earrings in argentium silver, with fused placer gold and 2mm sapphires. 3/4 x 3/4"
Square post earrings in argentium silver, with fused placer gold and 2mm sapphires. 3/4 x 3/4"
Item is available Available ($620.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Pendant in argentium silver, with Placer gold, 22k gold, and one pink garnet from Tanzania. Approximately 1" in diameter.
Pendant in argentium silver, with Placer gold, 22k gold, and one pink garnet from Tanzania. Approximately 1" in diameter.
Item is available Available ($1250.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Lever back dangle earrings in argentium silver and placer gold. Approximately 2" long.
Lever back dangle earrings in argentium silver and placer gold. Approximately 2" long.
Item is available Available ($398.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Pendant in carved 18k yellow gold fused on oxidized sterling silver, with 6mm chrome diopside, on an approximately 16" long oxidized sterling silver cable with 3.5" extension. Pendant measures 1.23" in diameter and 0.3" deep.
Pendant in carved 18k yellow gold fused on oxidized sterling silver, with 6mm chrome diopside, on an approximately 16" long oxidized sterling silver cable with 3.5" extension. Pendant measures 1.23" in diameter and 0.3" deep.
Exhibit: Holiday Show
Item is available Available ($780.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Round stud earrings with 14k gold posts, with CA placer gold fused on oxidized argentium silver. 10mm in diameter.
Round stud earrings with 14k gold posts, with CA placer gold fused on oxidized argentium silver. 10mm in diameter.
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Wolfgang Vaatz: , Round stud earrings with 14k gold posts, in CA placer gold fused on oxidized argentium silver. 12mm diameter.
Round stud earrings with 14k gold posts, in CA placer gold fused on oxidized argentium silver. 12mm diameter.
Item is available Available ($330.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Square stud earrings with 14k gold posts, in CA placer gold fused on oxidized argentium silver.
Square stud earrings with 14k gold posts, in CA placer gold fused on oxidized argentium silver.
Exhibit: Holiday Show
Item is available Available ($330.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Aspen Grove, Pendant in CA placer gold, 14k yellow and rose gold fused on argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Oxidized sterling silver chain with 3.5" extension. 1.2" H x 1.3" W x 0.2" D.
Aspen Grove
Pendant in CA placer gold, 14k yellow and rose gold fused on argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Oxidized sterling silver chain with 3.5" extension. 1.2" H x 1.3" W x 0.2" D.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
Item is available Available ($1980.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Aspen Grove, Ring with CA placer gold fused on oxidized argentium silver. Size 9 (May be sized to fit). 10-15mm wide.
Aspen Grove
Ring with CA placer gold fused on oxidized argentium silver. Size 9 (May be sized to fit). 10-15mm wide.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
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Wolfgang Vaatz: Aspen Grove, Necklace in CA placer gold, 14k yellow and rose gold fused on argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Oxidized sterling silver chain with 3.5" extension. 1.52" H x 1.65" W x 0.2" D.
Aspen Grove
Necklace in CA placer gold, 14k yellow and rose gold fused on argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Oxidized sterling silver chain with 3.5" extension. 1.52" H x 1.65" W x 0.2" D.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
Item is available Available ($1980.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Sunrise/Sunset, Pendant in 14k gold fused on hammered and carved argentium silver. Oxidized sterling silver chain with 3.5" extension. 1.31" H x 1.41" W x 0.18" D.
Sunrise/Sunset
Pendant in 14k gold fused on hammered and carved argentium silver. Oxidized sterling silver chain with 3.5" extension. 1.31" H x 1.41" W x 0.18" D.
Exhibit: Holiday Show
Item is available Available ($780.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: At the Stream, Cuff in un-refined CA placer gold fused, carved and engraved argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Beach pebble from Agate beach, CA. Size medium/large. Varied width 3/4 - 1 1/2".
At the Stream
Cuff in un-refined CA placer gold fused, carved and engraved argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Beach pebble from Agate beach, CA. Size medium/large. Varied width 3/4 - 1 1/2".
Exhibit: Holiday Show
Item is available Available ($1980.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Lily Pond with Koi, Cuff in 14k yellow and green gold, carved & engraved argentium silver, 8mm amethyst, 6mm color changing pink garnet, and 5mm pink tourmaline. 1.88" h x 2.5" w x 2.27" w.
Lily Pond with Koi
Cuff in 14k yellow and green gold, carved & engraved argentium silver, 8mm amethyst, 6mm color changing pink garnet, and 5mm pink tourmaline. 1.88" h x 2.5" w x 2.27" w.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
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Wolfgang Vaatz: "Lily Pond with Koi, Pendant in 14k yellow and green gold, carved & engraved argentium silver, 6mm color changing pink garnet. 16" long with 3.5" extension.
"Lily Pond with Koi
Pendant in 14k yellow and green gold, carved & engraved argentium silver, 6mm color changing pink garnet. 16" long with 3.5" extension.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
Item is available Available ($2100.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Aspens, Earrings in argentium silver, with fused placer gold and 14k gold posts. 2 3/8" long x 1/2" wide. Each pair is handmade and unique.
Aspens
Earrings in argentium silver, with fused placer gold and 14k gold posts. 2 3/8" long x 1/2" wide. Each pair is handmade and unique.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
Item is available Available ($1050.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Aspen Pendant, Necklace in Argentium silver, with CA placer gold. 16" long chain with 3" long extension. 1.2" h x 1.3" w x 0.2" d.
Aspen Pendant
Necklace in Argentium silver, with CA placer gold. 16" long chain with 3" long extension. 1.2" h x 1.3" w x 0.2" d.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
Item is available Available ($2200.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Quartz Necklace, Copper rutilated quartz pendant. Stone cut by the artist. Set in argentium silver, with 20" long sterling silver chain, with 3.5" extension. 1.6" h x 1.4" w x 0.4" d.
Quartz Necklace
Copper rutilated quartz pendant. Stone cut by the artist. Set in argentium silver, with 20" long sterling silver chain, with 3.5" extension. 1.6" h x 1.4" w x 0.4" d.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
Item is available Available ($2100.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Aspen Grove, Bracelet in engraved argentium silver, refined CA placer gold, and 14k yellow and rose gold. 1.75" h x 2.1" w x 1.8" w. Size small.
Aspen Grove
Bracelet in engraved argentium silver, refined CA placer gold, and 14k yellow and rose gold. 1.75" h x 2.1" w x 1.8" w. Size small.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
Item is available Available ($2990.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Aspen Cuff, Bracelet in engraved argentium silver, unrefined CA placer gold, 14k yellow and rose gold. 1.75" h x 2.25" l x 1/2" w. Size small.
Aspen Cuff
Bracelet in engraved argentium silver, unrefined CA placer gold, 14k yellow and rose gold. 1.75" h x 2.25" l x 1/2" w. Size small.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
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Wolfgang Vaatz: Tanzanite Ring, Ring in hammered and oxidized argentium sterling silver, 22k gold, and 5mm tanzanite. 9mm wide. Size 8.25 (May be ordered to size).
Tanzanite Ring
Ring in hammered and oxidized argentium sterling silver, 22k gold, and 5mm tanzanite. 9mm wide. Size 8.25 (May be ordered to size).
Item is available Available ($740.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Hammered Band, Ring in hammered and carved oxidized argentium silver and placer gold. 10mm wide. Size 6 1/4 (May be ordered to size).
Hammered Band
Ring in hammered and carved oxidized argentium silver and placer gold. 10mm wide. Size 6 1/4 (May be ordered to size).
Item is available Available ($520.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Orange Sapphire Band, Ring in hammered and carved oxidzied argentium silver, 14k fused gold, and 4mm orange sapphire. 6 - 25mm varied width. Approximate size 5 3/4 (May be ordered to size)
Orange Sapphire Band
Ring in hammered and carved oxidzied argentium silver, 14k fused gold, and 4mm orange sapphire. 6 - 25mm varied width. Approximate size 5 3/4 (May be ordered to size)
Item is available Available ($890.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Hammered Band, Ring in hammered and carved oxidzed argentium silver, and placer gold. 12mm wide. Size 11 (May be ordered to size)
Hammered Band
Ring in hammered and carved oxidzed argentium silver, and placer gold. 12mm wide. Size 11 (May be ordered to size)
Item is available Available ($780.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Garnet Ring, Hammered oxdized argentium silver band, with 6mm rhodolite garnet. 9mm wide band. Approximate size 8 3/4 (May be ordered to size)
Garnet Ring
Hammered oxdized argentium silver band, with 6mm rhodolite garnet. 9mm wide band. Approximate size 8 3/4 (May be ordered to size)
Item is available Available ($298.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Cuff in sterling silver with fused CA gold nuggets and 8mm peridot. 2" h x 2.3" l x 1.6" d.
Cuff in sterling silver with fused CA gold nuggets and 8mm peridot. 2" h x 2.3" l x 1.6" d.
Item is available Available ($1680.00)

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Biographical Information for Wolfgang Vaatz:



"My career as an artist started in 1986. Namibian born and having lived for a year in Chicago, I received my main education in Germany. Attending shortly Munich's Kunstakademie, I switched dissatisfied the art institute with the desert and my own voice as an artist thrived. Successful painting exhibitions in Namibia and Germany followed. The emphasis on texture and the need to explore space further guided me to sculpt with clay. After my return to the US in 1990, I created large water sculptures that were widely collected. Relocating to northern Arizona in 2001, I also revisited painting landscapes of the Southwest. A move to southern Arizona in 2009 reawakened a fascination for gems and minerals from my childhood. Transforming quickly to work with natural stones and metal, I used my skills as a painter and sculptor, while getting comfortable with the much smaller scale of works. Since late 2012, I started working seriously as a studio jeweler, creating exclusively wearable art.


Since starting with jewelry, my work evolved dramatically. It seems, I came full circle, for presently the major theme under-laying my jewelry creations is still and again the natural landscape, as obvious as in the miniature carved scenes of mountains, hill country, southwestern desert, and of course the ocean, and at times manifest in minute studies of patterns in nature, created by the action of wind, water and sun, that translate in certain hammered or carved patterns or composition choices in abstract pieces. What drives me is my passion for discovery, for recognizing the potential of my environment and the desire to share my joy through my art work. It's the way how I observe nature and how I let the creative process guide me and the tools I use. Being basically self taught in the field of wearable art, I work through and learn from my mistakes - while applying modified techniques from my sculpting experience. However, in the end, it has allowed me to develop a different approach and to come up with unusual work that is collected by individuals nationwide."



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