With over 20 years experience in metalsmithing, Chris prides himself on his attention to detail. This meticulous craftsmanship lends itself to each repair and custom pieces that comes from Chris’s bench. When designing, Chris employs a “no frills” aesthetic that features clean lines, elegant curves, and a subtle geometry. After earning a BFA in Metalsmithing from the Maine College of Art under Tim McCreight, Chris began his career in New Hampshire at an independently owned custom jewelry store. He later completed his MFA at Montana State University here in Bozeman, Montana. He fell in love with the mountains and skiing here and can often be found enjoying the outdoors. During his time at The Gem Gallery, he has also studied with Blaine Lewis of the New Approach School for Jewelers to further hone his stone setting skills.