About Chris

Chris Shea designs and creates furniture, sculpture, and architectural metalwork at his studio in Brandywine, MD. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery and in numerous private collections. Chris's work has also been shown at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA, Woodson Art Museum, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the National Ornamental Metals Museum, Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, and at SOFA Chicago with Maurine Littleton Gallery. A native of Marblehead, MA, Shea has studied at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee and at Penland School. He holds a BA in English from Cornell University and serves on the Board of Directors of the James Renwick Alliance (www.jra.org). Chris Shea's glass work is created in association with the Washington Glass Studio.



Inquiries about the works shown on this site or about commissions for new work are welcomed.


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chris shea - portrait

Links & Press

Video: Pedestal Table

Video: Railings

The Making of a Forged Iron Chair