Bob Borter
Bob Borter
I keep meeting artists as I work on my book "A Ramble with Betsy through Small-town Vermont.Yesterday I climbed up twenty steep steps in an old building in the center of Brattleboro and walked down a long corridor to the workshop of Bob Borter. Bob is a self taught  creator of fine jewelry. Most of the pieces I saw were made of silver or stones like turquoise, which he cuts and polishes. He said he was able to buy his first silver as a young man from the proceeds from preparing other people's tax forms. As we talked, I persuaded him to sit on a chair near a window, so there was a chance of at least some light shining on him. As we talked I kept taking photos. This one was the most compelling. He was an interesting person as you can imagine by looking at the portrait.
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