Silversmith Matt Litz

By Dani Blackburn

A flat sheet of silver does not hold a lot of meaning for those with an untrained eye, but for silversmith Matt Litz, it is an opportunity to create a work of art designed in his mind and coaxed by his hands.

Silversmith is a craft dating back to as early as 4695 BC. Many of the same tools utilized by the very first silversmiths are still in use today including tongs, engraving burins, large scales, hammers, anvils, small mallets, ceramic furnaces, blowpipes with clay nozzles, and weights.

To read more pick up a copy of the September 2020 NTFR issue. To subscribe call 940-872-5922.