Smith Shop in the News


Gabriel has been named by his alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University, as one of the university’s top 10 graduates of the last decade. VCU Alumni’s 10 Under 10 awards celebrate alumni who earned their first VCU degree within the past 10 years and who have enjoyed remarkable professional success, made important contributions to their community and/or loyally supported the university.


Gabriel and Amy's Kin series of collaborative jewelry pieces were featured in Metalsmith Magazine's second issue of 2017.


Smith Shop was featured in Wired Magazine's Best Gear and Gadgets of 2016 for its bespoke servingware set.

Gabriel was a keynote speaker and taught a workshop at Zoom Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI. May 2016

Amy was a keynote speaker at the annual Society of North American Goldsmiths conference in Asheville, NC. May 2016

Smith Shop was featured on the cover of the Detroit News Homestyle Section. The Article profiles the work of Smith Shop, Richard Bennett, and Vivian Beer. April 2016


Smith Shop was featured on The Americanologists, a website dedicated to finding and promoting high quality American made products. August 2015

Smith Shop was featured on as an exemplar of american craft and evidence that Detroit manufacturing is alive and well. June 2015

Smith Shop was featured as one of the 50 Reasons to Love Design Made in America by Dwell Magazine on in connection with their May 2015 issue.

Smith Shop's cheese knife set was featured in the April 2015 issue of Food & Wine Magazine.

Smith Shop was named one of the 10 Best New American Makers by Metropolis Magazine in their March 2015 issue.

Smith Shop was featured in Growing the New Generation of Local Business, a short film directed by Werner Herzog and sponsored by American Express Open Forum. The accompanying article can be read on Open Forum. March 2015.

Smith Shop was profiled on MSNBC live with Thomas Roberts on March 2015.

Smith Shop received a 2015 Niche Design Award for best home furnishing, kitchen, gourmet, or dining work. We are humbled by the receipt of this prestigious craft and design award. January 2015.

Smith Shop's signature servingware is named one of the 100 innovations in food for 2015 by Saveur Magazine. January 2015.


Our Copper Canisters are featured in Aspen magazine's holiday gift guide. December 2014.

Smith Shop is named a Niche Design Award Finalist in both the Kitchenware and hollowware categories. November 2014.

Smith Shop is a Martha Stewart American Made Finalist. October 2014.

Smith Shop is mentioned in the New York Times home & garden section in conjunction with the Detroit Built Pop-up at Michele Varian. September 24, 2014.

Smith Shop is highlighted on the Dwell website in advance of the Detroit Design Festival. September 21, 2014.

Smith Shop is featured on the Maker Nation Blog. September 3, 2014.

Smith Shop is featured in Air France Magazine as recommended stop when visiting Detroit. p.93. August 2014.

Smith Shop is mentioned in the New York Times travel section in conjunction with Ponyride. June 17, 2014.

Smith Shop featured on Local 4 News Detroit in segment on Ponyride. May 7, 2014.