David Breneman


I am an artist in the Kansas City area specializing in hand-hammered metal sculpture.

(816) 509-7006


Artist  •  Designer  •  Metalsmith  •  sculpture  •  Functional  •  teacher

David Eric Breneman


e-mail: dandh@kc.rr.com


"Skyward," outdoor sculpture of red-tailed hawk, Highlands Elementary School in Mission, Kan., 2010

"Carving Your Path," hammered copper fountain, 2009

"Growing," hammered copper tabletop sculpture, 2008


Solo show at Community Christian Church in Kansas City, Mo., 2008

Sculpture displayed at Leawood Fine Art Gallery, 2008

Reminisce, Master's Thesis Show, University of Kansas, April 2007

Best in show prize in Petutopia, an International Interior Design Association competition in Kansas City, Mo., to create fashionable furnishings for pets, fall 2006

Society of North American Goldsmith's Student Exhibition, Cleveland Institute of Art, June 2005

Pieces displayed at Graduate Student Exhibition, University of Kansas, February 2004 and 2005

Piece displayed at Fresh Produce, The Farm Gallery in Kansas City, Mo., March 2004

Studio Skills:

• Conceptualize, design and build copper, brass and steel sculptures using traditional metalsmithing

  and blacksmithing techniques.

• Model building in clay, steel wire and paper to work out design concepts in 3D.

• Build 3D renderings of sculptural concepts in Strata 3D.

• Work with hand and mechanical wood working tools.

• Carve and shape stone using chisels, files, air hammers and sand paper.

• Cast silver and gold in a metals studio.

• Cast bronze, aluminum, and iron in a foundry using green sand and shell.   

• Cast concrete and make plaster molds.

• Extensive experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Strata 3D and Indesign.

• Home building experience, including framing, wiring, pouring foundations and setting windows and doors.

• Draw illustrations for design projects to communicate scale, color and proportion.

• Paint portraits and abstracts using oils and water color.

• Sketch using charcoal, graphite, colored pencils and pastels.

• Experience organizing and hanging art shows at the Kansas State Student Union Art Gallery


MFA, University of Kansas's School of Design, 2007

Concentration: Metals

GPA: 3.6/4.0

BFA, Kansas State University, 1996

Concentrations: Graphic Design, Metals

GPA: 3.16/4.0

Teaching Experience:

Adjunct instructor of Digital Imaging Design, 2009 to present

Kansas City Kansas Community College

• Responsible for preparing syllabi, course outlines, design projects and course examinations for beginning and 

  intermediate Photoshop classes.

• Experience working with individuals of different ages with diverse cultural, social economic and

  academic backgrounds.

• Shared my industry experiences in the design and manufacturing field while working one-on-one with students  

   to help strengthen their knowledge of the program and design skills.

• Led creative project critiques, giving design feedback and instruction.

• Brought in professionals from other design fields to demonstrate specific skills and share creative experiences.

• Earned high ratings from student reviews.

• Serve on committee to ensure students are prepared for the workplace.

Industry Experience:

Graphic's coordinator, 1997-present

Huhtamaki Packaging Co. in De Soto, Kan.

The Finish-based company is a global provider of packaging for food and non-food products.

• Work with customers to design graphics for ice cream containers and other packaging.

• Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring that they print properly and on schedule.

• Create three-dimensional computer renderings of packaging concepts for potential customers.

• Train coworkers to use three-dimensional rendering software.

• Maintain individual Macintosh work station, trouble shooting problems and handling program installation.

• Assist with server maintenance for graphic's department.

Professional memberships and activities:

Kansas City Artist Coalition

Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

Midwest MGA Car Club, 1997-present; vice president 1998-2001

Please contact me for a list of references.


All images and designs are owned by and a trademark of David Breneman.

Copyright 2011