Collection: Betty Helen Longhi

Betty Helen Longhi is a nationally recognized metalsmith. She attended the University of Wisconsin and Cranbrook Academy of Art and studied with Heikki Seppa, a Professor at Cranbrook that revolutionized the field of art metals in the 1970s with anticlastic and synclastic forming. In 2013, Betty and fellow metalsmith, Cynthia Eid, succeeded in assembling the first comprehensive textbook on synclastic and anticlastic forming. During her career, Betty was a much sought after and beloved teacher, inspiring and mentoring students across the US and Canada. Longhi's work has been exhibited at the Virginia Museum, Delaware Art Museum, American Craft Museum, SouthEast Center for Contemporary Art just to name a few.

"I am fascinated by the qualities of light, color and reflection that are possible in metal and the sense
of preciousness and celebration these surfaces impart. Forming and forging the metal are my preferred ways of working as these methods best allow me to make fluid lines."


Member Since 1976

Lexington, NC