Exhibiting Artist

Round and Round and Round

Brass, copper, cubic ziconia, silver, spiral shell, patinaed copper, and auto paint clear coat

3.8 x 1.25 x 1 inches

Photographed by artist

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The spirals of a shell hide the mollusk inside. This piece aims to slowly reveal the multiple layers leading to the inner chamber holding the shell, found on a beach in Vietnam. Moving from heavily patinaed and hammered exterior to the clean and refined interior, mirrors the shell’s rough exterior and smooth inside.


David studied jewelry and silversmithing at Skidmore College and the Glasgow School of Art. While he works full time as a professional photographer, metal work is the hands-on creative outlet for him. Mostly creating small sculptural pieces, the Halstead Design Challenge is the perfect way to problem solve and work outside of his comfort zone. David lives and works in Burlington, Vermont.