I received my degree from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing/Jewelry under the direction of my instructor and mentor, Thomas Markusen. While in college I was the Treasure of the Art Student Association in 1996 and the President in 1997. During such time learning how to run an art gallery. At the end of 1997 I completed the “Craft Business Institute”. After graduating in 1997 I continued my apprenticeship with Tom at his studio in New York. To this day, I’m still absorbing all his knowledge of the tradesman’s life. In 2007 I was accepted into the Roycrofters at Large Association. In 2016 I won the “Master Craftsmen Award” at the 100 American Craftsmen Show. Observing the flowers and trees around me has brought substance to my designs. The idea of taking a nonferrous metal and creating a delicate form stimulates me. Since I’ve started my business “Dunn Metal Designs” in 2000, I have exhibited in hundreds of shows all over the North-East coast.