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Charlottesville, VA Business News

Apprentice to jeweler Marraccini makes a name in Augusta, GA

Posted by lbanner on January 28, 2008

Charlottesville native Margaret Lane, former jewelry apprentice to Lee Angelo Marraccini, designer and proprietor of Angelo on Charlottesville’s downtown mall, now makes her home in Augusta, Georgia. C-VILLE‘s sister publication, Metro Spirit, writes about her in this week’s issue.

AUGUSTA, GA – Margaret Lane is a woman who clings to life with her bare hands. It’s the way she makes her art and the way she lives and learns. Right out of high school, Lane knew what she wanted and how to get there. And she followed a path to her art that was more traditional than people might imagine.

Even though the University of Virginia was right up the road in her native Charlottesville, Va., Lane skipped the college route. Instead, she began apprenticing with Lee Angelo Marraccini, an award-winning contemporary jewelry artist in Charlottesville who is known for his strong but playful designs

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