Brenda Smith Biography
"My pieces are an eclectic expression of my creative self"
Brenda Smith is an artist, wife, mother, grandmother, metal smith and award-winning jewelry designer. Currently living in Atlanta, Georgia, her work has been featured on the Red Carpet and won many design competitions. Among her accomplishments are numerous 1st place finishes in the International Pearl Design Competition, the MJSA Jeweler of the Year Award, the MJSA Custom Design Distinction, and the INSTORE Jewelry Design award. She also has pieces in the Smithsonian as well as many private and public collections.
A former creative director with more than 25 years of advertising, design, and teaching experience, she easily transitioned from graphic arts to innovative jewelry design. Often referred to as “the Jeweler of Fine Art”, her work is influenced by a myriad of thoughts, symbols, and unique materials. According to Brenda, “the design is inside just waiting to emerge as wearable art.”
Brenda earned her BF&PA from Kent State University and her MBA from Kennesaw State University. Currently, she teaches jewelry design at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts and is studying to earn a Graduate Gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America. She also is on the Advisory Board of the School of Visual Arts, Kennesaw State University.
American Gem Trade Association, the Cultured Pearl Association of America, the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America, the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc., the Women’s Jewelry Association, and the Southern Jewelers Association.