Company: Kit Carson Jewelry
Location: Prescott, Arizona, United States
Kit Carson, Owner of Kit Carson Jewelry, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art.
Being a child of the 1970s, Mr. Carson considers himself to be among the participants of the first wave of the “craft artist movement.” He has never pursued any other career besides that of an artist, and he is grateful to have had made a living off of his work. Though he attended college, he never completed his studies because he felt so drawn to become an artist. He went from copying psychedelic posters in San Francisco to enrolling in a jewelry class and working in printmaking and painting. While he enjoys all forms of art, Mr. Carson found the most recognition in making jewelry. Since 1975, he has excelled as the owner, artist, and designer for Kit Carson Jewelry.
Outside of his jewelry ventures, Mr. Carson’s art has been featured in numerous QVC Western Shows, including the 2003 and 2005 shows. He additionally has worked as an art guitar designer for Fender Custom Guitar Shop since 2001. Further, he contributed to the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning PBS television documentary series, “Craft in America,” which premiered in 2007. In recognition of his success, he has earned the “Best Engraver” Award from True West Magazine. Mr. Carson’s career success was also featured in a cover story and article for Ornament Magazine.
Looking back on his illustrious career, Mr. Carson considers his greatest achievement to be making a ring for his daughter. An active member of his industry, he maintains affiliation with the American Craft Council and the Society of American Goldsmiths. In the future, he hopes to focus on only a few big projects each year. Currently, Mr. Carson is returning to his passion for creating sculptures by completing a collection of about 20 sculptures of arboreal creatures for a show in Los Angeles. He plans to present his work with the underlying question of, “How will these animals survive the industrial age of metals and paint?”
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