Charles Lewton-Brain is a master goldsmith, author, professor and jewelry expert who trained, studied and worked in Germany, Canada and the United States. Many of his pieces use a 'printmaking' approach to working with metal, the work is done in separate steps, groups and layers building towards the finished piece. Charles has written books including Foldforming with Brynmorgen Press and The Jeweler’s Bench Book with MJSA Press. Since 2012 he co-juried the Lewton-Brain Foldforming Competition, an international online exhibition organized by the Center for Metal Arts and Sue Lacy. Charles is also a distinguished Fellow of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Royal Canadian Academy and a Fellow of the Gemological Association of Great Britain. Charles served as an SBDA judge in 2005 and 2012.