About Ed BowenOur Standard of Excellence
"And I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and in bronze, and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all kinds of craftsmanship."
The History of Ed Bowen Jewelry
Ed Bowen's lifelong interest in art took on a new perspective, when in 1960, he turned his life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
With hard work, Bowen's artistic skills developed and soon his new Christian life began to reflect in his artwork.
Bowen's former study of art took place at the University of Southern California where he received three major art awards. As a sophomore, he won the "Steinman Award" for Outstanding Painting Student and as a junior and senior, he won the "Francis De Erdely Award" for Most Outstanding Painting and Drawing Student. It was at USC that Bowen later received his Master's Degree in Fine Arts.
Other awards received include: 2 statewide California Art Show Awards, a second award in painting at the Orange Show in 1971. Bowen took the "First Purchase Award" at the Laguna Beach Art Association Show.
From 1967-1969, Bowen served as a combat artist in Vietnam, completing over 100 drawings and 20 paintings. His work is now part of the Army's war art collection.
From 1971-1981, he taught art at the high school level. As an art and jewelry teacher, Bowen began to design jewelry for a local Christian Bookstore. The demand for quality handcrafted jewelry became apparent. With more equipment and talented craftsmen, the business developed further.
At present, Ed Bowen Jewelry is expanding at a steady pace in order to bring its artistic efforts to many customers throughout the country.