Robert Ebendorf

Robert Ebendorf studied at the University of Kansas, earning his B.F.A in 1958, and his M.F.A. in 1963. Upon receiving a Fulbright scholarship, he continued his studies at Norway’s State School for Applied Arts and Crafts in the same year. In 1965, he received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, and he returned to Norway to work at Norway Silver Designs in Fredrikstad. Noted for creating pieces that use found or unconventional and unorthodox materials, Ebendorf has also given back to the world of jewelry making as a founding member and past president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Along with his work in jewelry, Ebendorf has worked as a jewelry design consultant in Mexico City, Oslo, Norway, and Venice, Italy, and has taught at Stetson University in Florida, the University of Georgia, and the State University of New York, New Paltz.


Works associated with this person or group


  • Casement Fabric, 1976

    White openwork casement fabric with a straight repeat containing the Liberty Bell, early American flag, crossed rifles, eagle, scroll and pen, cannon, fife and drum, 1776-1976, Ben Franklin’s kite, George…

  • Textile, 1976

    Commemorative fabric printed for the US Bicentennial. It is a reproduction of an early USA flag with thirteen alternating red and white stripes and thirteen white stars forming a circle…

  • Textile, 1976

    Commemorative flag printed for the US Bicentennial. Alternating white and red stripes and a blue field with eleven white stars forming a semi-circle around a “76” and two additional stars…

  • Textile (USA), 1970–79

    Straight repeat of American stamps in yellow, blue and beige.

  • Textile, 1976

    Textile with screen printed reproductions of four covers from Liberty Magazine includes portraits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as well as a full-length portrait of Washington in uniform standing…

  • Textile, 1976

    Commemorative textile has a bright blue ground printed with a small pattern of red stars and “1776” left in reserve white.

  • Textile, 1976

    Commemorative textile with a patchwork of rectangles and squares filled with red, white and blue horizontal and vertical stripes and red, white and blue stars. Half-drop repeat.

  • Textile (USA), 1976

    Half-drop repeat of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., and the Golden Gate Bridge, along with white clouds and red apples with…

  • Brooch (USA), 1980

    Flat brooch is square, with base of hammered, patinated sheet copper with irregular edges. Applied over base is square of metal engraved with grid pattern. Center of square pierced with…

  • Brooch (USA), 1980

    Flat brooch is square, with base of hammered, patinated sheet copper with irregular edges. Applied over base is square of silver engraved with grid pattern. Center of silver sheet pierced…