Artists resume


As a youth, I was apprentice goldsmith to my father James Author Schwabe. His principal customer was Cartier, NY.              I worked on many of his pieces that became Cartier product.

In college, I studied sculpture with Richard Stankiewicz (1950’s pioneer of steel assemblage sculpture). He taught me to “see” and to compose.   He also taught me to weld. For these studies I earned a MA in sculpture (1972) at the State University of NY at Albany.

In 1977 I earned a MFA in sculpture at the State University of NY at New Paltz.

Current Exhibitions

May 26, 27 & 28, 2018 Paradise City Spring Northampton show, “Award-winning fair of fine & functional art.”

July 6, 7 & 8, 2018 Berkshires Arts Festival, Great Barrington, MA

ongoing – Frog Hollow Gallery, Burlington, VT

ongoing – Salmon Falls Gallery,  Shelburne Falls, MA

Recent Exhibitions

10/2016 Paradise City Fall Northampton show, “Award-winning fair of fine & functional art”  Schwabe works were designated as “Show Stoppers” for the event.

6-7/2016 Summer Group Show – eight sculptures are part of a group show of mostly paintings in the remarkable The Bundy Modern, Waitsfield, VT.

4/2016 “Ignecia: a dystopian morality tale told in sculpture.”  An exhibit of 22 sculptures, supported by B&W photographs.  The sculptures, as a group, tell a narrative – a tale of the struggle between good and evil in the mythical environment called “Ignecia”.  SPACE Gallery, Burlington, VT; this show received special press coverage in Seven Days.

6-9/2012 Steampunkinetics – an exhibit of kinetic steampunk art. The exhibit included 4 of my pieces, AFA gallery New York City

6-9/2012 “Rayguns, Robots & Steampunk” a major exhibit of SteamPunk objects/art. All of the jewelry in this exhibit was mine.  The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT


a photo of my EM 3000 Long Gun tac pin – On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets by Suzanne Ramljak, 2014.

The Steampunk Museum – an on-line museum “Exhibiting the Inspirational People, Events & Artifacts of the Steampunk Community.”  I am on exhibit, and 4 of my pieces are also on exhibit:


2008 – present: make & market one of a kind wearable sculpture brooches and short run production jewelry. 

2000 – 2008 – made & marketed my own line of tourist friendly costume jewelry        

1990 – 2000: Free Lance Model Maker and Sculptor; made “models” (original sculptings) for a number of companies.  Notably, this work included making the miniature sculptings of many Star Wars & Star Trek space ships under license from the motion picture companies. 

1989 – 1990  Shop Supervisor; Ed Levin Jewelry Inc, Cambridge, NY: supervised and trained the jewelry making staff of a 40 year old manufacturing firm with national distribution. 

1985 – 1989  Designer, Goldsmith; Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers, Albany, NY.  I designed & created hand made jewelry in precious metals.  Work included custom designing  and model making for clients and the design and creation of fashion jewelry for the store line.  In 1988 I developed “The Albany Collection” concept, a line of jewelry based on the architecture of Albany.  This line of limited edition pieces was given regional media coverage and substantially increased store revenues.