Metalsmith Andrea Harvin-Kennington has been involved in the metals industry for more than 25 years. She studied metals in Sweden in the 1980’s and earned her MFA in Metals Design from East Carolina University in 1994. She apprenticed with Betty Helen Longhi from 1995-1997. During her apprenticeship, Andrea began teaching at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, and still instructs classes there. She has owned and operated Kennington Designs since 1994. In 2009, Andrea established NC Black Co. LLC in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where she and her team craft micro-tools for metalworking.