Wolfgang Vaatz

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Wolfgang Vaatz: Aspen Cuff, Cuff in unrefined placer gold, 22k gold, 18k rose & 14k yellow gold fused on argentium silver, 1.8" h x 2.67" w x 1.67" d. Coming soon...
Aspen Cuff
Cuff in unrefined placer gold, 22k gold, 18k rose & 14k yellow gold fused on argentium silver, 1.8" h x 2.67" w x 1.67" d. Coming soon...
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: Topaz Band, Ring in hammered and oxidzied Argentium silver, with a 6mm concave cut natural topaz. 10mm wide. Size 7 1/2 (May be sized to fit)
Topaz Band
Ring in hammered and oxidzied Argentium silver, with a 6mm concave cut natural topaz. 10mm wide. Size 7 1/2 (May be sized to fit)
Exhibit: Holiday Show
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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).
Exhibit: Holiday Show
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)
Exhibit: Holiday Show
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)
Exhibit: Holiday Show
Item is available Available ($298.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Necklace in 22k gold fused on sterling silver with 10mm amethyst. Pendant measures 1.14" X 1.05" X 0.28". Chain is 18" in length (adjustable).
Necklace in 22k gold fused on sterling silver with 10mm amethyst. Pendant measures 1.14" X 1.05" X 0.28". Chain is 18" in length (adjustable).
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Wolfgang Vaatz: , Cuff bracelet in argentium silver, 14k green gold, gold nuggets (from Yuba River, CA), and 3mm yellow sapphire. Bracelet is 2" wide.
Cuff bracelet in argentium silver, 14k green gold, gold nuggets (from Yuba River, CA), and 3mm yellow sapphire. Bracelet is 2" wide.
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Wolfgang Vaatz: , Pendant: gold nuggets from Rich Hill, AZ, and 14k gold fused on argentium silver, carved & engraved, oxidized. Attached to oxidized sterling silver chain with extension. 1.36" h x 1.47" w x 0.2" d. 17-21" chain.
Pendant: gold nuggets from Rich Hill, AZ, and 14k gold fused on argentium silver, carved & engraved, oxidized. Attached to oxidized sterling silver chain with extension. 1.36" h x 1.47" w x 0.2" d. 17-21" chain.
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Wolfgang Vaatz: Gold Nugget and Topaz Pendant, Gold nuggets from Rich Hill, AZ fused on sterling/argentium silver. 10 x 10mm concave cut sky blue topaz. Oxidized sterling silver chain with extension. 1/44" x 1.74 x 0.24". 16-20" adjustable 2mm chain.
Gold Nugget and Topaz Pendant
Gold nuggets from Rich Hill, AZ fused on sterling/argentium silver. 10 x 10mm concave cut sky blue topaz. Oxidized sterling silver chain with extension. 1/44" x 1.74 x 0.24". 16-20" adjustable 2mm chain.
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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)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Sterling silver cuff with 10mm golden citrine. 1.7" h x 2.23" l x 1.6" d.
Sterling silver cuff with 10mm golden citrine. 1.7" h x 2.23" l x 1.6" d.
Item is available Available ($774.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Pendant with CA gold nuggets fused on sterling silver, with golden citrine. 2.5mm sterling silver snake chain, 17" long with 3.5" extension. 2.23" l x 1.03" w x 0.34" d.
Pendant with CA gold nuggets fused on sterling silver, with golden citrine. 2.5mm sterling silver snake chain, 17" long with 3.5" extension. 2.23" l x 1.03" w x 0.34" d.
Item is available Available ($1390.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Pendant in sterling silver with fused CA gold nuggets and 5mm chrome diopside. 1.5mm, 16" oxidized sterling silver snake chain. Pendant measures 1.05" h x 0.57" w x 0.37" d.
Pendant in sterling silver with fused CA gold nuggets and 5mm chrome diopside. 1.5mm, 16" oxidized sterling silver snake chain. Pendant measures 1.05" h x 0.57" w x 0.37" d.
Item is available Available ($780.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Pendant in sterling silver, with 6mm golden citrine. 1.22" h x 1.22" w x 0.25" d. Neckwire not included.
Pendant in sterling silver, with 6mm golden citrine. 1.22" h x 1.22" w x 0.25" d. Neckwire not included.
Item is available Available ($598.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Pendant in 18k gold, sterling silver, and 3mm spessartite garnet. 1 x 1 x 1/4". Pendant only, neckwire not included.
Pendant in 18k gold, sterling silver, and 3mm spessartite garnet. 1 x 1 x 1/4". Pendant only, neckwire not included.
Exhibit: Louder than Words
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Wolfgang Vaatz: , Pendant in cuprite and chrysocolla from Sonora Mexico, and partially oxidized sterling silver. Pendant only. Neckwire sold separately. 2.38 x 0.64 x 0.37".
Pendant in cuprite and chrysocolla from Sonora Mexico, and partially oxidized sterling silver. Pendant only. Neckwire sold separately. 2.38 x 0.64 x 0.37".
Exhibit: ROCK ON
Item is available Available ($758.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Pendant of slate with pyrite framed in oxidized sterling silver with fused 18k and 22k gold. Dimensions: 2.56 x 1.78 x 0.33 inches. Pendant only, neckwire not included.
Pendant of slate with pyrite framed in oxidized sterling silver with fused 18k and 22k gold. Dimensions: 2.56 x 1.78 x 0.33 inches. Pendant only, neckwire not included.
Exhibit: ROCK ON
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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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