| Heikki Seppa|| Author|
| May 18, 2010, Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States|
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Heikki Seppa (March 8, 1927 – May 18, 2010) was a Finnish American master metalsmith, educator, and author. Born in Säkkijärvi, Finland. In 1941 he studied metalsmith at Goldsmith's school in Helsinki, and later at the Georg Jensen silver factory in Copenhagen. In 1950 he emigrated to Prince Rupert in B.C.. Then he moved to Bloomfield Hills, MI to attend Cranbrook Academy of Art.
As an educator he had taught at Louisville, KY (1960–1965), then at Washington University, St Louis, MO from 1965 till his retirement at 1992 as Professor Emeritus.
He is a founding member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
His metal sculptures are in private collections, as well as in museums including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
American Craft Council Fellow and national treasure 1987
Art and Education Council Award, St. Louis 1996
The Hans Christiansen award, Society of American Silversmiths 2003
The Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of North American Goldsmiths 2008
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