Vail jeweler will lecture in Italy |

Vail jeweler will lecture in Italy

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyTourmaline ring by Vail jeweler Jim Cotter.

VAIL, Colorado – Vail, Colorado jeweler Jim Cotter has been invited to lecture in Cortona Italy in late July.

The lecture will be take place at the University della Georgia located at the old Casa Reposa building now known as the John D. Kehoe Center. This program concentrates heavily on art history and art critique.

Attending will be American students abroad, as well as Italian students seeking more insight on Cotter’s artistic style.

“My work has been recognized internationally before, but it is a special honor to have such a young generation interested in my work,” Cotter says. “I’m excited and nervous at the same time; there is so much I want to share, as well as experience during my visit to Italy.”

Cotter has been making jewelry in the Vail area for 40 years. His Vail gallery has contemporary and classical pieces of art and jewelry. The other gallery, in Beaver Creek, has “more adventurous” sculpture and artwork, he said.

Cotter’s work has been shown internationally in museums and is in private collections. Cotter’s work can currently be seen in such books as “500 Pendants and Lockets,” published by Lark Books; “Creative Stone Setting,” by goldsmith John Cogswell, published by Brymorgen Press; and most recently, “The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewelers 2008,” by Darling publications.

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