Timothy Grannis Studio


Timothy's Mission is to create connection. To connect creative vision to substance, to connect the pedestrian with the extraordinary, to connect spirit with material, people to people, and people to heart. Or as Timothy is fond of saying, "It all distills down to this: I just love to make stuff."

Curriculum Vitae

2010- Won Seven Days readers choice for Burlington's Best Jewelry Designer.

2009- Founded Alchemy Jewelry Arts Collective, a group of four independent jewelry designers sharing studio and gallery space, with wife Susan Hurd. Won Seven Days readers choice for Burlington's Best Jewelry Designer.

2002- Wins Saul Bell Design Award in bead category for  his Galaxy Necklace.

1998-2009- Founded and operated award-winning Grannis Gallery with wife Susan Hurd, one of New England’s finest designer jewelry stores. Featured Timothy Grannis designs as well as 50 top artisan designers, garnering 6 out of 10 years people's choice award as Burlington’s best jewelry store as well as one of JCK’s Top 10 Designer Jewelry Stores award.

1980-1998- Produced collection of anticlastic hand forged gold jewelry for 100+ fine jewelry stores and craft galleries.

1996- Innovated foil forming as a jewelry and sculptural metalworking technology.

1995- Invented The Wallet Pen, marketed through mail order catalogs and fine stationary shops. (The pen makes Oprah's “O” list of holiday gifts in 2005!)

1985- Co-founded Prism Design, a company that produced high-end kaleidoscopes 1985-1995. Many innovative concepts and exciting celebrity placements.

1979- Earns National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grant, funding a full year of sculpture works in anticlastic forged metals.

1978- Wins Vermont Council on the Arts grant, Studied with renowned Finnish metal smith Heikki Seppa, beginning a career long involvement with the metalsmithing technique of anticlastic raising and all its sculptural iterations.

1976- Finished undergrad work at UVM in studio arts Cum Laude, opened Timothy Grannnis Studio, producing innovative collection of sterling designs.

1970- The hippie years, dropped out of college, bought a van and bell-bottoms and made (pretty darned good) silver jewelry.

1961- The kid, inspired by dad's metalworking project of transforming a silver coin into a tropical fish pin for mom, checks a jewelry instruction book out of the library, starts teaching himself to make jewelry, and initiates a lifelong devotion to jewelry making.

1949- A banner year, Timothy Grannis is born.