Alan Revere reflects on his life's work in a conversation with Marlene Richey
Alan Revere has done it all…literally. He studied to be a goldsmith in Germany. In 1975 he started his jewelry design firm in Oakland. And then from 1979 until he retired in 2017 he started and ran The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. Alan’s jewelry has been shown in museums internationally. He has written seven books on jewelry and over a hundred articles and created a series of DVDs. Alan was a founder of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CJDG) and was president of the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC).
He has judged design competitions, shown his work at trade and craft shows, and his work has appeared in numerous publications. Alan has received countless honors, including the American Jewelry Design Council’s prestigious Benne Award, which he will receive at the AGTA GemFair in February. Now as Alan Revere steps back after nearly 50 years in the field, I had a chance to ask him a few questions.