Black Mountain, NC
Visions of Creation Gallery and Studio, located in Black Mountain, NC, features the Avant-Garde collection of one of Western NC’s -premier jewelry designers, ROBERTO VENGOECHEA. His 50 years of experience and designs feature Avant Garde, contemporary fine jewelry, consisting of innovative and modernistic shapes of square-shank rings, cast in precious metals and subtly adorned with fine gemstone and diamonds which defy the conventional forms and genres, yet are practical in their form and fit. “Like Gaudi, I like to confound the conventional and push the boundaries of ‘thinking outside the box.’” His creations are often referred to as “Dali-esque”, reminiscent of Salvador Dali.
Born and raised in Colombia, South America, he settled in Miami, fine-tuning his old-world skills of wax sculpting, casting, stone-setting and mold-making. He met his wife, June (from Scotland) and together they relocated to Black Mountain, North Carolina to be closer to the unique arts and crafts scene.