Bryan Parnham grew up in a creative environment, being challenged to observe and react to his surroundings. Even as a child he wanted to make things despite not having the tools or materials. Parnham began his jewelry practice in 2011 when he attended the Virginia Commonwealth University, Craft/Material Studies Department. There Parnham developed a range of techniques to produce a metal surface as the substrate for figures and drawings. Parnham’s metal work conveys ideas through line, figure, and deliberate composition with consideration for aesthetics and adornment, as well as social and cultural thinking.