3 Questions for…Alan Revere

In July, Alan Revere, founder of the San Francisco–based Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, announced that he is retiring and selling his famed jewelry-making school. Here, he talks to JCK about how teaching jewelry-­making has changed over the years, why he’s not interested in CAD/CAM, and why creating jewelry is different from creating just about anything else. Why did you decide to retire now? Two reasons. I just turned 70. I had a retrospective of my work about three months ago. And the [school’s] lease is coming up for renewal, so I wanted to make it available to someone who wants the business. Has modern technology changed how you teach? I like to say that anyone can sit at a computer and press a few buttons, but the jewelry comes out not quite lifelike. There is a vitality that is missing when people design through the CAD/CAM process. I have done a little bit of it; it do

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