Adam Whitney has been a metalsmith for ten years focusing on jewelry design and silversmithing. His skill set is varied and reflects the wide variety of positions he has held over the years. Adam received his BFA in Crafts from Virginia Commonwealth University where he concentrated in Jewelry and Metalworking. He further developed his skills in metalsmithing as a bench jeweler making custom jewelry and repairs. Adam spent four years as the metals studio coordinator at Penland School of Crafts and before, most recently, teaching Jewelry Design at Raffles College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While living abroad Adam spent time traveling throughout South East Asia and India absorbing diverse cultures, customs, and indigenous design. He currently works at Smith Shop in Detroit, Michigan where he works with a team of metalsmiths designing and making a variety of metal product.