Stephan and Susan
Stephan Hoglund Was born in Parkville Minnesota and grew up on the Hard Rock Hills of the Laurentian divide, where waters part on Northern Minnesota's Iron Range.
To explain his work one must say he is very much a Regionalist. The work comes from a sense of place or shall we say places. Northern Minnesota first and the open High Mesa and High Desert of Northern New Mexico and Southwest Texas. These places not only have been the source of the materials in much of the work but also seem to sustain a creatively and spiritual roadmap. The shores of Lake Superior has been a major source of surface found Lake Superior Agate, Isle Royal Greenstone or Chlorastrolite and the the amazing and rare Lake Superior Thomsonite. It is if he was chosen to be a messenger for these Gems. Over the years he has created, arguably the most extensive collection of Lake Superior Gemstones in the world, enough to share with you for the rest of his life. Minnesota Gemstones are the most valuable surface found gemstones in the world and are naturally the most environmentally sustainable and green gemstones in the world. For a true Minnesota Lake Superior Region treasure see his work and decide for yourself!
Stephan is one of the better known Minnesota Art Jewelers and was awarded a McKnight Fellowship for his Art Jewelry featuring the rare Gemstones of this region. He has one of the oldest and better known Minnesota Jewelry Design Studios in the region having been a mainstream presence for nearly 40 years. He creates Art and Studio Jewelry as well as wedding rings from Isle Royale Greenstone (Chlorastrolite) that depict his Boreal and Desert Environment. He also works with traditional stones such as Diamond Sapphire and Ruby.
Stephan and Susan