Before starting my business in 1984, I worked at Gorham as a designer, sample maker, and technical illustrator. Upon leaving Gorham, I took a position at Pilz Ltd. where I learned the fine art of restoration, and fabricated mass-produced ecclesiastical ware. I earned a BFA degree in silversmithing and jewelry making from Maine College of Art in Portland, where I studied under Harold Schremmer and Ernest Thompson - two outstanding designer/craftsmen.
I consider myself an environmentalist, using the safest, non-toxic, organic products available. My workshop is state-of-the-art in safety and cleanliness.
I have built my business on a national reputation of quality craftsmanship with a special sensitivity towards the finishing of every piece. I have repaired & reconstructed everything from historically important tankards, tea services, and tureens to disposal-damaged and dishwasher-dulled flatware. You'll appreciate my spotless dent removal.
Why Use Herman Silver Restoration? A large number of pieces coming through my workshop have been poorly repaired by other companies. I would never return a repaired piece that I wouldn't accept myself. Many of my customers are as finicky and obsessive as I am. Other than outsourcing beveled mirrors and replacement hair brushes (all restoration services must do this), all work is performed by one person: me. I need to be in control of every step of the process to insure that you receive the absolute highest quality craftsmanship, that includes spotless dent and monogram removal. All of my work is guaranteed.
I am the founder of the Society of American Silversmiths, advisor to the International Institute of Modern Butlers, and moderator on silver care and restoration for Silver-Collector.com
Herman Silver Restoration & Conservation
PO Box 786
West Warwick, RI 02893
By appointment only
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