Founded in 2012, Smith Shop is a dynamic craft-centric metalworking studio based in Detroit, Michigan. Smith Shop produces quality metalwork of all descriptions specializing in the custom fabrication of gold, silver, copper, brass and steel while also producing limited-production wholesale runs ranging from jewelry to architectural hardware. Over the past couple years Smith Shop has been recognized for excellence through numerous awards and by publications including Saveur, Food & Wine, Metropolis, Dwell, and American Craft. In addition to its manufacturing business, Smith Shop offers access to its metalworking facilities in Highland Park through classes, workshops, and private lessons.

If you would like to work with us, drop us a line at info@smithshopdetroit.com


Gabriel Craig  Co-Owner, Metalsmith  Gabriel has been a metalsmith for sixteen years, starting his career as a jeweler and gradually becoming interested in larger and more varied metalworking techniques. His work is often influenced by medieval and gothic ornament and architecture. Gabriel’s work has been exhibited nationally including exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, and the Cameron Museum of Art in Wilmington, NC. In addition to his metalwork Gabriel writes about craft and working by hand, focusing on its cultural relevance and implications in the 21st century. His critical writing has appeared in prominent craft publications including Metalsmith, American Craft and Surface Design Journal. He has lectured throughout the country on his own artistic work, decorative arts history and contemporary craft. He has held artist residencies at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Warren Wilson College. Gabriel received his BFA in Metals/ Jewelry from Western Michigan University and his MFA in Jewelry and Metalworking from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Gabriel Craig
Co-Owner, Metalsmith

Gabriel has been a metalsmith for sixteen years, starting his career as a jeweler and gradually becoming interested in larger and more varied metalworking techniques. His work is often influenced by medieval and gothic ornament and architecture. Gabriel’s work has been exhibited nationally including exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, and the Cameron Museum of Art in Wilmington, NC. In addition to his metalwork Gabriel writes about craft and working by hand, focusing on its cultural relevance and implications in the 21st century. His critical writing has appeared in prominent craft publications including Metalsmith, American Craft and Surface Design Journal. He has lectured throughout the country on his own artistic work, decorative arts history and contemporary craft. He has held artist residencies at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Warren Wilson College. Gabriel received his BFA in Metals/ Jewelry from Western Michigan University and his MFA in Jewelry and Metalworking from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Amy Weiks  Co-Owner, Metalsmith  Amy began her art career as a photographer before studying printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland. She discovered metalsmithing in 2004 and incorporated it into her already formidable technical skill set. Amy’s innate sense of form and composition along with her detail oriented nature help drive Smith Shop’s exacting standards of quality. Amy has shown her artwork nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX, The Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA, The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC,  Velvet da Vinci  gallery in San Francisco, CA and Galerie Marzee in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Amy received her BFA from Western Michigan University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Amy Weiks
Co-Owner, Metalsmith

Amy began her art career as a photographer before studying printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland. She discovered metalsmithing in 2004 and incorporated it into her already formidable technical skill set. Amy’s innate sense of form and composition along with her detail oriented nature help drive Smith Shop’s exacting standards of quality. Amy has shown her artwork nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX, The Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA, The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, Velvet da Vinci gallery in San Francisco, CA and Galerie Marzee in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Amy received her BFA from Western Michigan University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Marshal Hebert Junior Metalsmith  Marshall loves to make things. He developed an interest in craft during his time studying architecture at the University of Michigan. After school, he spent two years as carpenter before joining Smith Shop. While his insatiable appetite to learn propels his metalwork at the shop, he continues to practice woodworking in his free time. Marshall enjoys forging and steel fabrication, and contributes his design and rendering skills to many of Smith Shop’s larger architectural commissions. When not at work Marshall enjoys multiplayer online battle arena games, rock climbing, back packing, and spending time with his wired haired fox terrier. Marshall holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Marshal Hebert
Junior Metalsmith

Marshall loves to make things. He developed an interest in craft during his time studying architecture at the University of Michigan. After school, he spent two years as carpenter before joining Smith Shop. While his insatiable appetite to learn propels his metalwork at the shop, he continues to practice woodworking in his free time. Marshall enjoys forging and steel fabrication, and contributes his design and rendering skills to many of Smith Shop’s larger architectural commissions. When not at work Marshall enjoys multiplayer online battle arena games, rock climbing, back packing, and spending time with his wired haired fox terrier. Marshall holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Stacy Taylor Manager  Stacy began her work in the arts at the School of the Art Institute Chicago from where she holds a BFA with concentrations in photography and ceramics. After working for several years, she went on to attain a degree in Automotive Restoration Technology from McPherson College. After an internship at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Germany, she continued to pursue a career in high-end classic car restoration for the past 13 years. At Smith Shop Stacy is responsible for the day to day business operations and making sure everything is running smoothly. She is continuing her education in the arts by taking advantage of the many classes Smith Shop has on offer.

Stacy Taylor
Manager

Stacy began her work in the arts at the School of the Art Institute Chicago from where she holds a BFA with concentrations in photography and ceramics. After working for several years, she went on to attain a degree in Automotive Restoration Technology from McPherson College. After an internship at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Germany, she continued to pursue a career in high-end classic car restoration for the past 13 years. At Smith Shop Stacy is responsible for the day to day business operations and making sure everything is running smoothly. She is continuing her education in the arts by taking advantage of the many classes Smith Shop has on offer.