Jim And Sharon Mackie
Art Craft Silversmiths

Jim and Sharon Mackie served the Portland, Oregon area as well as clients from all over the country on silver restoration projects. Offering repair, polish, and re-silvering for heirloom pieces. They performed soft soldering
on soft metals, as well as silver and gold soldering. Jim Mackie, the silversmith, worked at his craft from 1974 until he retired with Sharon and they closed their shop in 2017.

About Jim Mackie

Jim Mackie, the silversmith, worked at his craft from 1974 until he retired with Sharon and they closed their shop in 2017. With three of his early years training as a goldsmith, Jim was skilled in the use of lost wax, casting, setting of stones, and gold soldering. He used this art to reproduce missing parts for heirloom silverware and hollowware pieces.

He was also an excellent wood craftsman and incorporates that into projects as needed; broken wooden handles, cane shafts, finials, etc.

About Sharon Mackie

Sharon Mackie worked as the studio manager at Art Craft Silversmith, and of course is Jim’s wife. She brought her passion for researching maker marks, identification of flatware patterns, and advice on silver care so that her clients may continue to use their pieces without worry.

She also performed all the polishing, re-silvering, and gold plating besides happily greeting clients in the reception area. Sharon was always happy to tell studio visitors all about the pieces they brought in.

Jim and Sharon’s exceptional work ranged from antique place settings and classic dishware to more sophisticated pieces, accessories, and decorative displays. working on new construction. Up until the very last day in the studio where they worked together, before retiring together to enjoy their grandchildren and family, they always worked to incorporate the qualities that people cherish in historic homes, making for more intimate, comfortable and homey dwelling spaces.

About Jim Mackie

Jim Mackie, the silversmith, has been at his craft since 1974, with three of those years training as a goldsmith. With his goldsmith knowledge he brings his ability in the use of lost wax, casting, setting of stones, and gold soldering. He uses this art to reproduce missing parts for your silverware and hollowware pieces.

He is also an excellent wood craftsman and incorporates that into projects as needed; broken wooden handles, cane shafts, finials, etc.

About Sharon Mackie

Sharon Mackie is the studio manager and Jim’s wife, and brings with her a passion for researching maker marks, identification of flatware patterns, and advice on silver care so that you may use your pieces without worry.

She also performs all the polishing, re-silvering, and gold plating besides happily greeting you in the reception area to tell you about the pieces you have brought in.

Special care combined with exceptional levels of experience are always taken to insure the highest quality results for all restorations. Our work ranges from antique placesettings and classic dishware, to more sophisticated pieces, accessories and decorative displays. working on new construction, we strive to incorporate the qualities that people cherish in historic homes, making for more intimate, comfortable and homey dwelling spaces.