Christopher Darway has been working in metals for over 40 years as a designer, teacher and artisan. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in New Jersey he received a BFA in craft design from the Philadelphia College of Art. Over the years he has sold and exhibited work through galleries, shops and craft shows including ACC and Smithsonian Craft Shows. He is a two time recipient of the New Jersey State Council of the Arts Award. Work has been exhibited in Germany, Japan (International Pearl Design Contest, prize winner) and England. He has taught at the University of the Arts, University of Delaware, and Montclair State University, NJ. He is a senior PMC instructor for the Rio Rewards program and is the former president of the Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths. He writes a monthly column for Art Jewelry Magazine.