Christopher A. Hentz received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is Professor Emeritus of Art having taught Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Three Dimensional Design and Digital Fabrication at Louisiana State University. As a special guest lecturer, Chris teaches classes and workshops on jewelry and metalsmithing techniques and CAD CAM for three-dimensional artists. He has taught all overthe United States at universities and art schools, as well as in Japan, Europe and Australia.
He is most well known for his “Outrageously Thorough Soldering Workshop”. Christopher conducts research, from both historical and non-traditional viewpoints, concerning concepts and techniques for soldering, complex construction of containers; innovative chain fabrication; inventive settings, hinges and mechanical movements and more recently and extensive use of CAD/CAM for fabrication layout and design.
As an exhibiting artist, Christopher has shown at galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Japan as well as in prestigious craft shows such as the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore,The Smithsonian Craft Show and The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. His jewelry and metalwork is represented in Art Jewelry Today, Art Jewelry Today 2, 500 Necklaces and 500 Wedding Rings.