Brian Scott Smith has been making jewelry since studying the art form in high school. For the past 20 years Brian worked for other jewelers honing his craft and is now one of the top wax carvers in the country. Brian set out on his own in 2012 and opened up his studio in downtown Sewickley above Thomas Jewelers.
Brian collaborates with clients to come up with the perfect design, then creates it all in-house from start to finish. Working from the customers requested design, he takes a piece of wax and meticulously creates a prototype using a myriad of tools. Once the customer approves the wax, he then uses the lost wax casting method to cast it in the customers metal of choice. Next it is cleaned up, stones are set and the perfect finishing touches are added.
Brian is one of the only jewelers in Pittsburgh who does everything from concept to final product. Brian has been making wax molds for various jewelers around town so you may already have a piece that his hands have touched. Brian is part chemist, part metallurgist, part engineer and all artist.