Seth’s jewelry and sculpture career began in his Father’s stained glass studio where he fashioned jewelry and art pieces from scraps of discarded glass. It was also during this period of time that he began to experiment with metalsmithing.
After attending the Savannah College of Art and Design’s BFA program in metals and jewelry I was employed as a silversmithing instructor, a bench jeweler, and studio goldsmith, while building my brand Seth Michael Studio. Additionally I earned a graduate degree in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I researched and wrote about the therapeutic benefits of metalsmithing. I believe that being a craftsperson and being altruistic are synonymous, and giving back to community is an essential part of mastering a craft.
Seth, his wife Rosa and four cats live in Philadelphia. In 2019 Seth lived in Hong Kong for four months as an artist in residence with Loupe – a design incubation space sponsored by Chow Tai Fook Jewelry. Seth continues to be inspired by the wildlife, people and experiences of his surroundings.