Richard Elaver is a designer and metalsmith. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2006, he completed a Fulbright Fellowship in the Netherlands where he worked with Droog Design. After several years of work experience as both a jeweler and industrial designer, he is currently an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
You can find more information, and images of work at designercraftsman.com