Alburn Sleeper specialized in The Arts and Crafts Style. All his products are hand made in Copper, Sterling Silver or Gold. All designs are original and protected by US copyright law.
As a young teen in East Aurora, NY. He would visit a local gift shop that sold the work of Walter U. Jennings, the former
Superintendent of the Roycroft Copper Shop. His interest grew through his late teens when he visited Mr. Jennings in his home studio. After a thorough demonstration of the tools and techniques used in chasing the square Roycroft rose (referred to as the Tudor Rose by Mr. Jennings) he presented Alburn with a chasing hammer and admonished him to go home, make his own tools, and practice. Which he did. Mr. Jennings passed away in 1964. In 1965 Alburn approached Eve Strong, owner of the Roycroft Gift Shop, with some of his work that had developed from his visits to Mr. Jennings Studio. She immediately took the work and placed it for sale in the shop. He continued with the Roycroft Gift Shop through three owners.
Alburn Sleeper passed away in 2021 and his estate has chosen to leave a select number of pieces for sale in the gallery. His inventory is very limited.