Dave Brand is a jeweler/metalsmith who over a period of 30 years has developed what began as a hobby into a serious second career. He exhibits at national level juried art shows and has won numerous first place and best of show awards. His work is included in exhibitions across the country.

Dave's engineering background lends a certain precision and inventiveness to his work, which has at the same time a studied looseness of style. His sculptural pieces are bronze vessels and containers emphasizing an exploration of distinctive form and texture that has been carried over into a series of jewelry pieces, which are evocative of antiquity, yet maintain a freshness of line that appeals to the modern eye. Recently, he has developed a series of assemblage-style designs focusing on the use of cold connections. Many of these pieces incorporate found objects and play with the idea of coded messages.

He developed his metals skills by attending workshops with nationally known metalsmiths and by extended self study and research. He and his wife, Sandra maintain a large studio in Dayton where they teach lost wax casting for sculpture and jewelry as well as workshops in various other jewelry-making techniques. They also teach at Rosewood Arts Centre in Kettering. They have just completed a commision for a large Menorah in bronze and sterling silver which is installed in the sanctuary of
Temple Beth Or in Centerville, OH.