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As a silversmith, novelist, musician and flutemaker, I have been working for many years to create an art form that incorporates the three disciplines of music, sculpture and storytelling. I started my quest almost 37 years ago when I first apprenticed as a flutemaker and imagined a flute made of silver vines, leaves and fruit. I honed my flutemaking crafts for 13 years before I ventured into creating the organic "art nouveau" flute. At the same time I became a writer, developing as a storyteller. Lastly in the past 18 years, while making flutes and writing novels, I learned chasing and repoussé to complete the circle so I could tell my stories in silver and gold.

I work entirely by hand using no pre-made molds or parts. My hammers and stakes, with traditional forming & chasing techniques, replace milling machines and turning centers to build each unique instrument on its own from raw precious metal.

After 3 decades, I have finally achieved my goal: a world renowned hand sculpted flute (the musical soul of the piece) that tells a story in silver and gold images chased into the keys.

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Lunn flute "The Dryad's Touch" by John Lunn



Lunn flute "The Dryad's Touch"
18k gold
2008
33" x 2"
Jeff Nintzell

Dryad's Touch flute detail by John Lunn



Dryad's Touch flute detail
18k green gold flute
2009
2" x 36"
Jeff Nintzel

The Dryad's Touch flute detail by John Lunn



The Dryad's Touch flute detail
18k green gold flute
2009
2" x 36"
Jeff Nintzel

Dryad's Kiss flute detail by John Lunn



Dryad's Kiss flute detail
sterling silver
2012
2" x 36"
Jeff Nintzel

Dryad's Kiss flute detail by John Lunn



Dryad's Kiss flute detail
sterling silver flute
2012
2" x 36"
Jeff Nintzel

Inuit Flute – front detail by John Lunn



Inuit Flute – front detail
sterling silver
2010
2" x 36"
Jeff Nintzel

Inuit Flute detail by John Lunn



Inuit Flute detail
sterling silver
2010
2" x 36"
Jeff Nintzel

Lunn Flute "The Dryad's Muse" Detail by John Lunn



Lunn Flute "The Dryad's Muse" Detail
Sterling Silver
2009
33" x 2"
Jeff Nintzell

Jazz flute detail by John Lunn



Jazz flute detail
sterling silver & 14k gold
2011
2" x 36"
Jeff Nintzel

The Wind Horse flute detail by John Lunn



The Wind Horse flute detail
sterling silver
2011
2" x 36"
Jeff Nintzel

The Wind Horse flute detail by John Lunn



The Wind Horse flute detail
sterling silver
2011
2" x 36"
Jeff Nintzel