Ben Smith was born and raised on the Chesapeake Bay in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied at Salisbury University where he graduated with a BFA in Glassblowing. After graduation he pursued his love of glass and worked at the Chrysler Museum as an assistant. This opened the doors to being confident enough to pursue his own journey in the medium. After traveling to Alaska and back he uses his journeys to help inspire his work. He incorporates lots of nautical themes throughout and a broad spectrum of media. From metal to wood the connection between the natural world and his art find a balance that helps tell the stories
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