Geoffrey Blake was born in Kittery, ME and grew up in Hampton, NH. Blake became intrigued with hand making sterling silver products during a visit to Old Newbury Crafters in his teens. After four years in the Air Force, Blake applied at Old Newbury Crafters and was accepted to a position as an apprentice, learning the trade. Blake has been with the company for forty-three years now. In that time, as well as learning to make fine hand wrought flatware, Blake has become familiar with other types of silver work such as jewelry, and hollow ware raising.