ARTIST NAME: Bill McFarland
Dr. Bill McFarland is a native of Ohio and practiced Orthodontics in Lima, Ohio for 32 years. Upon retirement from his practice he and his wife retired to South Carolina where he met a woman through his church who was a silversmith. Through her influence he took up what he thought would be a hobby which has become more than that! Most of his designs are sterling and fine silver but he also uses copper, brass, and bronze. He enjoys experimenting with techniques and materials, in particular, precious metal clay. He does very little production work and most of his designs are one-of-a- kind. After throwing himself into the design and fabricating process, he finds it very gratifying to find that someone else likes his work and is willing to purchase it and enjoys wearing the piece.