Saturday, May 23, 2009
Race Car Jewelry
When John Andretti wanted a three-dimensional race car pendant for his wife, a new opportunity for Grosser knocked his door. With the help of photos that Grosser took at the track through the years working for United Press International, he started carving race cars out of gold. The challenge, of course, is to make the cars proportionally correct and set the stones perfectly. After customers pick out of 20-30 sketches, it is up to him to finalize a tailor-made unique jewelry which can be anything from race charms to key chains. His gallery which is not limited to cars, has more to offer.
Grosser displays his creations at 35 shows a year across the nation. Locally, he will be at Talbot Street Art Fair on June 13-14, and is one of the artists in the Indiana Artisan program, which was started in 2008 to raise awareness of Indiana-made products.