Andrea Kennington

With over 20 years experience working in Metal, Engraving and the Art of Tool Making, three metalsmiths created NC BLACK Company in response to the special needs of miniature smithing, raising, and shell forming by making their own micro-tools to complete intricate commissioned works.

Today, NC BLACK is creating a range of micro-tools for the profession, made by craftsmen for craftsmen. Based in the USA, all products are hand fabricated in North Carolina. NC BLACK Company's specialty products provide the means to form and finish your pieces with reliable instruments for the job. Using high grade tool steel, the company uses traditional engineering, cutting and shaping methods to create fine micro-tools for the trade, including handmade and finished wooden handles for comfort and long life.

Andréa Kennington

  • MFA Metals Design 1994: East Carolina University
  • Betty Helen Longhi Winston-Salem, NC: Apprenticeship 1995 to 1997
  • Kennington Designs: Owner/Operator 1991- present
  • Furry Anvil School of Metals Design: Owner/Operator 1999 -present
  • NC BLACK Co. Blue Ridge Mountains, NC: Owner/Operator: 2009 – present
  • Associations:Southern Highland Crafts Guild Asheville, NC: Exhibiting Member 1996 – present
  • Piedmont Craftsmen Winston-Salem, NC: Exhibiting Member 1997- present