David Casella creates his own jewelry and metal work designs for a variety of venues through his studio D.A.C-METALS. He works on private commissions, participates in selected juried shows, does contract work and has had his work shown in Bay Area galleries. Casella’s past employment includes working at a coppersmith studio for eight years where he became lead production manager. He also worked on custom steel fabrication and consulting for Eric Powell designs. David is currently teaching at Academy of Art University, Scintillant Studio, and the Crucible where he has helped develop the jewelry department, proposed classes and workshops since 2000. He also is an active member of the Metal Arts Guild of the Bay Area teaching workshops and participating in juried exhibitions. Casella earned his BFA from the Maine College of Art with an emphasis in Metalsmithing and Jewelry design in 1996.