Brad Smith was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He began blowing glass in 1998 at Bucks Rock performing and visual arts camp in New Milford, CT. Brad Studied glassblowing at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, NM, and later at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN. Brad has also studied at Pilchuck Glass School, Urban Glass, Haystack Mountain school of crafts, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. Brad earned his BFA in glass at the Appalachian center for Craft, part of Tennessee Technological University. Brad relocated to Santa Fe, NM where he lived and worked for 5 years, primarily focusing on retail craft shows. In 2017 Brad relocated to Asheville, NC continuing his career, and in 2019 completed construction of his own hot glass studio. He Lives and works in Asheville with his wife Kendall White, a fiber artist, and their two children.
Brad Smith Studios is a small family operated home-based business in Asheville, NC. Creating in a small, detached garage and basement studio, every object we offer is made start to finish in our small home studio, using all American made tools and supplies, many of which are manufactured in Western North Carolina.