Yas & Roberta
Our workshop is led by Yas and Roberta, a husband-and-wife goldsmithing team with a combined 60+ years of experience in the jewelry industry. Yas learned the trade from his father, a gifted goldsmith known for his articulated animal pendants and brooches, before apprenticing under the world-renowned master goldsmith Alan Revere. The goldsmithing tradition in Yas’ family is six generations long, originating in Japan where Yas’s ancestors fabricated Samurai armor. Roberta is known for her master stone-setting abilities and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art in Jewelry and Metalsmithing in addition to being a Jewelers of America Certified Master Bench Jeweler. Each has been with Pavé for over 20 years, and each teaches their craft at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.
Kate hails from New York and is a dedicated artist and jeweler with 9 years of experience in jewelry design and a lifetime of experience making art. Kate studied fine arts and is a Revere Academy alum, where she’s also an instructor. She’s been with Pavé since 2013.
Joel moved to the Bay Area from the Phillipines in 1983, the same year that he began working in jewelry. Joel is a Revere Academy alum and was also employed by the Academy as a bench jeweler. Joel has been with Pavé since 2011.
Ellyn , our newest goldsmith, received her BFA in Printmaking at the University of Oregon, where she also began taking jewelry classes. She then attended the Revere Academy and completed the Graduate Jeweler program before beginning work as a goldsmith for Pavé in 2016.